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January, 1953 

A Winter's Scene on East 


"FOR 25 YEARS I've been a steady Chesterfield 
smoker/' says prominent tobacco farmer Pearsall 
L. Rogers. "They buy the world's best tobaccos 
and make the world's best cigarette." 

V<&t4/, MULLINS, S.C. 




A responsible consulting organization reports a 

study by a competent medical specialist and staff on the 
effects of smoking Chesterfields. For six months a group 
of men and women smoked only Chesterfield — 10 to 40 
a day — their normal amount. 45 percent of the group 
have smoked Chesterfields from one to thirty years for 
an average of ten years each. 

At the beginning and end of the six-months, each 
smoker was given a thorough examination including 
X-rays, and covering the sinuses, nose, ears and throat. 
After these examinations, the medical specialist stated . . . 

"It is my opinion that the ears, nose, throat and 
accessory organs of all participating subjects 
examined by me were not adversely affected in the 

six-months period by 
smoking the cigarettes 

Remember this report 
and buy Chesterfields — 











Copyright 1952, LiGottt & Mms Tobacco Ct 



(Member of American Alumni Council) 

Published at Durham, N. C, Ten Months a Year 
in the Interest of the University and the Alumni 


January, 1953 



Letters £ 

East and West 5 

Loyalty Fund Breaks Record 9 

Alumni Activities ±o 

The Undergraduate View 12 

From the Faculty ±s 

Cagers Score, hut Lack Defense 16 

Sons and Daughters 18 

News of the Alumni ig 

Charles A. Dukes, '2y 

Director, Alumni Affairs 

Roger L. Marshall, '42 

Assistant Editor 
Mary A. Flanders, '52 

Associate Editor 
Anne Garrard, '25 
Advertising Manager 
Fred Whitener, '51 

Staff Photographer 
Jimmy Whitley 

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Two Dollars a Year 

The Duke University Alumni Register, founded in 1915, is pub- 
lished ten months in the year in January, February, March, 
April, May, June, September, October, November, and De- 

Entered as Second-Class Matter at the Post Office at 
Durham, N. C, Under the Act of March 3, 1879. 

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Nothing- creates the atmosphere of winter so much 
as an intricate pattern of black, bare limbs against a gray 
sky. Our photographer wandered over to East during 
the Christmas holidays, and he was so enraptured with 
the feel of winter among the great oaks and the old build- 
ings, back there where the old Trinity Park School used 
to be and where the College of Engineering once had its 
abode, that he spent the better part of an afternoon in 
an effort to get the atmosphere on film. 


1n the morning mail, we received an envelope from Fa- 
culdade De Teologia, Rudge Ramos, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 
The envelope was marked Par Avon. Not only did the 
husband and wife, who are both alumni of Duke, make 
a most generous contribution, but they sent it by Air 
Mail so that their gift could be counted when the totals 
were read on Pounders Day. We are receiving, these 
days, hundreds of letters and checks indicating their 
senders' interest in Duke University, which was estab- 
lished by a handful of Quakers and Methodists in 1835, 
and although from time to time during its growth it was 
given a helping hand in a substantial way by different 
individuals, there are now literally thousands that are 
finding ways to serve the institution collectively. The 
growth in number of alumni and friends of the Univer- 
sity that are sharing in its program from year to year 
is a continuing source of encouragement to the faculty, to 
the students, and all those interested in privately en- 
dowed education. Duke University has a rich heritage 
of service of which everyone can be justly proud. Its 
future, however, is made bright because it has this grow- 
ing list of friends and alumni. 

1 he Duke University Law School News has a new 
format. The first issue has already been mailed out to 
the alumni and we feel sure it is being well received. 
The News Letter is to be issued from time to time from 
the dean's office and will carry items of particular in- 
terest to the law alumni — the Law School is preparing 
a new pictorial booklet that will be ready for distribution 
in the very near future. If you would like a copy, or 
know of some prospective Law School student that you 
think would be interested in seeing a copy and perhaps 
interested in becoming a law student, please write Dr. 
J. A. McClain, Jr., Dean of the Law School. 

Mr. J. P. Gibbons, an alumnus in Hamlet, North Caro- 
lina, wrote the Alumni Department a day or two ago to 
tell us that he knew of a first edition of the Carolina 
Methodist Paper published in Monroe, North Carolina, 
which he thought we might be able to get for the Library 
if we wished it. He offered his help. This is the kind 
of interest on the part of all our alumni that will enable 
Duke University to grow. 

Area Chairmen are being secured for almost two 
hundred areas. These persons will head up the personal 
solicitation part of the Alumni Program for 1952-53. 
If you are asked to serve, please do so because this is a 
vital part of the University's program. 

This issue of the Register will reach you after Christ- 
mas and perhaps even after New Year's, but it won't 
be too late to tell you that the Department of Alumni Af- 
fairs is deeply grateful for the hours and days of service 
you have given to Duke University and it sincerely hopes 
that the Christmas season and the New Year will be the 
hapruest .you have ever spent. 

i ears TJiai Mati 
Us Wise" 

January, 1943 

The Plying Club, newly establi&.ed 
coed organization, met recently to dis- 
cuss possibilities of taking lessons and 
ground-school courses on campus and 
in Raleigh. 

Establishing a new high, 50 coeds 
left the campus after first semester. 
Among these girls were included 20 
graduating seniors, 13 transfers to 
other schools, 13 to be married, and 
four to work at Curtiss-Wright. 

Stars of "Hayfoot, Strawfoot" pre- 
miere show and the Glee Club had a 
half-hour CBS broadcast of Jerome 
Kern tunes from the forthcoming 
show, in addition to former hits by 
the composer. 

Enrollees of the first campus OCD 
air-raid warden training course, num- 
bering 57 students and faculty mem- 
bers, were recently awarded official 

January, 1928 

Since the new short bob came in 
style, every week 50 coeds go to the 
University Barber Shop to have their 
hair cropped. 

In a recent survey it was revealed 
that students on campus own 97 type- 
writers and 12 radios. 

Final plans for the construction of 
the greater unit of Duke University 
to be erected one mile southwest of 
the present campus have been accepted 
by the Duke Endowment and Univer- 
sity officials. 

The Union offers board at $23.80 
per month of 28 days. 
January, 1903 

Dr. William Garratt Brown, history 
lecturer at Harvard, recently spoke 
before a select group at Mrs. B. N. 
Duke's house, charming his audience 
with the facility with which he handled 
his subjects and his brilliant com- 
mand of the English language. 

Mr. W. W. Card has just returned 
from his wedding in Cincinnati. He 
and Mrs. Card live in the Woman's 
building. Mrs. Card is talented in 
music and in elocution, and conse- 
quently will be a material addition to 
the ranks of those already on the 

Eleven baseball games have been 
sehdeuled and the manager is still cor- 
responding with Guilford, Syracuse, 
Davidson, Vanderbilt, and Tennessee. 


Letters to the Editor are cordially invited, and 

as many as possible will be published each 

month. Address: The Editor, Duke Alumni 

Register, Duke Station, Durham, N. C. 

John M. Thorne '50 
110': East Main Street 
Grand Prairie. Texas 

I received your most welcome letter of 
invitation to attend the Homecoming Re- 
union of the Class of 1950. I thought 
immediately of filling out the reservation 
form and cancelling appointments for a 
most welcome visit to Duke, - however, 
my practice is presently so pressing that 
I find myself unable even to take a few 
days off even for such an occasion as 

Duke is ever close to my heart, and I 
received an extreme thrill at the Cotton 
Bowl last week as they defeated S.M.U. 
Nostagalia of the Duke Bowl and the 
whole Duke Campus filled me and though 
I knew none of the players as I once 
had, I do remember young Lutz from 
his Durham Bulldog days . . . and think 
that he has a marvelous future in front 
of him. 

It is with deep regret that I must write 
I will be unable to attend this year, but 
perhaps can make arrangements for next 
year and sincerelv appreciate the asking 

1st Lt. Robert C. Taylor '49 LL.B. '52 
J. A. Sec, Hq. Fourth Army 
Ft. Sam Houston. Texas 

To say that I am still surprised and 
pleased beyond measure over your letter 
would be an understatement. I had 

hoped for some time that a little news 
about Dads' Day would reach my ears, 
but the information you sent is the first 
that has come to me since my departure. 
How you happened to think of such an 
old ex-YMCA member is beyond me. but 
I appreciate your thoughtfulness more 
than I can say. 

I'll be happy to give you my service 
address, but I'm afraid that it will be 
changed in two months. However. I'll 
keep in touch with the Alumni Office at 
each change and hope that the Army 
doesn't move me too often. 

By the way, if there is anything I can 
do in my present indefinite situation to 
help out the Alumni program, please 
contact me at any time. Duke University 
has certainly given me more than I could 
hope to repay in one lifetime, but if there 
should ever arise a need for my services, 
you have them. 

Hope to see you soon, Miss Anne. I 
could never visit Duke without dropping 
by for a "hello." 
from a letter to Anne Garrard 

Box 480 

Hickam Air Force Base 
Honolulu. T. H. 
December 6, 1952 

Greetings from beautiful Honolulu to 
all back on the mainland. My Register 
arrived today, and I was very happy to 

resume from 

5. Classes 

6. Vocal Recital. Mr. Wood. Asbury 
Building. 8 :15 p.m. 

S. Extra Attraction, All-Star Concert 
Series. Ballet Theatre. Page Audi- 
torium. 8 :15 p.m. 

10. Basketball game. North Carolina 
State. Duke Indoor Stadium. 8 

13. Men's Faculty Club. University 
House. 8 p.m. 

13. Basketball game. Virginia Military. 
Duke Indoor Stadium. 8 p.m. 

15. Church Board Meeting. 7 p.m. 

16-27. Mid-vear examinations. 

Calendar for January 

Christmas re- 

Registration and matriculation of 
new students. 

29. Last day for matriculation for the 
spring semester. 

30. Instruction begins, spring semester. 

31. Chamber Arts Society. Hungarian 
String Quartet. 8:15 p.m. 

31. Basketball game. Navy. Duke In- 
door Stadium. 8 p.m. 

3. Student Forum Lecture. Woman's 

College Auditorium. 8:15-9:30 p.m. 
3. Basketball game. West Virginia. 

Duke Indoor Stadium. 8 p.m. 
5. Basketball game. X. Y. U. Duke 

Indoor Stadium. 8 p.m. 

Duke Alumni Register 

get all the news from good old "Durham 
Town" and Duke. Even if one is as 
lucky as I and stationed here in Hawaii 
instead of Korea it is a great feeling 
to get the monthly news from Duke. Re- 
ceiving the Register gives one a slight 
homesickness for the beautiful campus of 
Duke. I look forward to the monthly 
arrival of the magazine with great 

There is a small Alumni Chapter here 
in Honolulu which meets every three 
months (or rather four) and it is a lot 
of fun to go on down and see the new 
people who show up. Since this island 
has a great deal of military who are 
transits I am bound to meet new people 
every time. One can never tell when a 
classmate is coming through, but if they 
see the notice of the meeting you can be 
sure they will show up at the meeting. 

From all reports received here in 
Honolulu, Duke had a very fine team this 
year. I was able to hear a very small 
part of the game with Georgia Tech via 
the radio, but due to the distance that 
was the only broadcast I heard. I would 
gladly have forsaken Waikiki beach to 
see one of those football games in the 
Duke Stadium. However, I T ncle Sam 
couldn't quite see my reasoning. 

My duties here in Honolulu are very 
interesting and give me a lot of time to 
spend on the beach at famous Waikiki. 
I am a courier officer here at Hickam Air 
Force Base which requires me to handle 
Diplomatic Pouches, Top Secret, and 
Crpto material. It is my job to see that 
they are delivered to their final destina- 
tion. My hours are excellent being one 
day on and two off. This, therefore, lets 
me spend the extra travelling all over 
the islands and basking under the sun. 
I have seen beautiful places in my life, 
but never before have I seen such a beau- 
tiful place as the Islands of Hawaii. It 
is a playground all year round fit for 
kings. I wish all Duke people could 
come here to see what I mean. 

By the way, if any Duke people arrive 
here in Honolulu and want information 
of any kind, etc., just call on me any 
time day or night. My address is 309 
Ohua Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii. Tel 98140 
or Army- Air Force Courier Station Hick- 
am Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii. 
Tel. ext. 47183. 

My best to all 

H. T. (Tom) Eaton, '52 
2/Lt. USAF 

November 23, 1952 
Dear Classmate : 

In reply to your letter requesting a 
donation to the Duke University Loyalty 
(Continued on Page 28) 

to the 




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Duke Alumni Register 

The Duke University Alumni Register 
= East and West ===== 

A Calm New Year 

Perhaps no other normally inhabited 
spot on the face of the earth observes 
the coming of a New Year as quietly as 
a university campus. 

The year 1953 arrives just as this is- 
sue of the Register goes to press, delayed 
by a Christmas holiday that affects print- 
er, publisher, and editor alike. The halls 
of the Union Building are filled with an 
odd silence, a silence that elsewhere is 
maintained in anticipation. But here, 
when the hands of the clock on Crowell 
Tower point to the hour of midnight, no 
horns will blow, no voices will shout, 
and Silence will not surrender its throne 
to Bedlam. 

The old year passes quietly into the 
new, with no remarkable occurrence to 
mark the transition. To those few holi- 
day residents, working peacefully be- 
neath an occasional light, and to those 
with philosophical inclinations, this lack 
of hullabaloo may symbolize the stability 
of truth and knowledge, and the inex- 
orable progress of learning. 

Institutions that have survived wars, 
depressions, and political attacks, and 
that evidence no particular surprise when 
generations of patient speculation and 
research result in atomic explosions, can 
hardly be expected to become excited 
over one year extending into another. 
No one hour, no one day, marks the end 
of an era or the beginning of an age. 

This is not to say, of course, that 
somewhere students and even their teach- 
ers are not sharing in the excitement of 
the occasion. They are individuals en- 
titled to an opportunity to marshal their 
mental and moral forces for renewed at- 
tacks upon their own particular prob- 

But the University, as an institution, 
maintains a calm dignity that is quite ap- 
propriate to its condition, its history, 
and its reason for existing. It is the 
gyroscope that holds the civilization it 
produced on an even keel. 

The Stone Era Ends 

\X7hex architects first envisioned a 
' " Duke University in the Gothic tra- 
dition, they found themselves face to face 
with a problem of Gargantuan propor- 
tions. Where would they find the proper 

stone, find it in sufficient quantities, and 
how would they transport it to the hill- 
top that was to be the site of the new 
West Campus? 

A wide search was instituted. Sam- 
ples were sent from the nation's major 
quarries, and experimental walls were 
erected. But this stone was structurally 
weak, that stone was of too drab a color, 
and another stone could be found only 
in limited quantity. 

At that time the University had as its 
comptroller Dr. Frank C. Brown, who 
was also a professor of English and an 
ardent collector of North Carolina folk- 
lore. In this latter capacity he had 
acquired an intimate familiarity with the 
new University's home state, and it was 
he who suggested that deposits of vol- 
canic rock, located in the vicinity of Hills- 
boro, might do. 

Although this stone had been used for 
a few modest homes in and around the 
former State capital a mere 12 miles 
from Durham, it had never been exten- 
sively quarried. It was with some sur- 
prise, therefore, that architects and con- 

Lucius Geter is one of several stone 
masons who feel that, in a sense, 
Duke University belongs to them. 
Lucius, now at work on the new 
Classroom and Administration Build- 
ing, has had a hand in the erection 
of practically every West Campus 

struction engineers examined the stone, 
erected experimental walls, and found it 

There were great quantities of it. It 
was structurally solid. And the blending 
of blues, grays, browns, and rust reds 
gave it a coloration that was at once 
varied and pleasing. Moreover, it was 
close by, and a spur track laid into the 
site of the new campus made transporta- 
tion relatively easy and cheap. 

This search for the stone of West Cam- 
pus, and its subsequent discovery, is now 
familiar history. The Hillsboro quarries 
provided amply for immediate and pro- 
jected needs, much to the later delight 
of students and visitors who came to 
gaze upon the exceptional beauty of 
spired and gabled buildings. 

Now, however, the "story of the stone" 
seems to be drawing to a close, to the 
regret of many and to the vociferous 
protests of some. 

Tradition, was first breached shortly 
after World War II. The new College 
of Engineering and the Physics Build- 
ing were erected of red brick and of 
Georgian architecture. There was an out- 
raged cry from a group of Gothic dev- 
otees who feared that the beauty of the 
campus might be spoiled forever. But the 
two new buildings were located so that a 
clash of design was avoided, and besides, 
they were erected at less cost and provid- 
ed more appropriate facilities for the 
two parts of the University concerned 
than would the traditional Gothic. 

Later the Elizabeth P. Hanes Nurses 
Home and the Graduate Living Center, 
also of red brick, further breached con- 
vention, although a new annex to the 
General Library Building adhered to the 
original pattern. 

Now what may well be the last of the 
Gothic buildings is well under way. Its 
completion will mark the end of an era. 

The northeast corner of the two inter- 
secting quadrangles was originally in- 
tended for a building that would house 
additional classrooms and administra- 
tive offices. Its construction was delayed 
until such time as it would be needed, 
although plans were prepared prior to 

Last year, with the old and "tempo- 
rary" administration building bursting 
at the seams, and with funds provided 

January, 19 S3 

1953 Alumnae Week End Is on 
April 17, 18, 19 with Mother- 
Daughter Week End. 

through the Development Program, work 
began on this last vacant corner of the 
quadrangle. The long-proposed Class- 
room and Administration Building is at 
last taking shape. 

Behind a six-foot green board fence, 
with enough gaps in it to permit side- 
walk superintendents to make occasional 
inspections, the building is rising stone 
by stone and girder by girder. At the 
year's end, the first floor and the base- 
ment exteriors are nearly complete. Like 
all other central buildings, it is of Hills- 
boro stone, with gargoyles, grotesques, 
window and door frames, and all other 
ornamental trim of white Indiana lime- 
stone. The roof will be of gray slate. 

It has been more than 25 years since 
West Campus was first begun, and 20 
years since the last of the original build- 
ings, the Chapel, was completed. And 
yet three or four of the stone masons at 
work on this new project are men who 
have had a hand in every stone building 
ever erected on West Campus. 

If these men, skilled in their trade and 
true artisans, take a proprietory attitude 
toward the University, it is understand- 
able. The beauty of the buildings is a 
monument to their skill . 

And it is equally understandable if 
many alumni, and an equal proportion of 
faculty members, look a little wistfully 
upon their labors. The "stone age" of 
Duke University will soon be relegated 
to the past. 

Welcoming Durham 

For the past several years the Uni- 
versity has invited the senior class 
of Durham High School to the campus 
for a one day visit. This year the an- 
nual visit took place the first Monday 
in September and 276 Durham seniors 
were extended invitations. 

Complete tours of East and West Cam- 
puses were conducted during the early 
afternoon, and later a reception was held 
in East Duke Building, where the seniors 
had an opportunity to meet with officers 
of the administration. Director of Ad- 
missions for undergraduate men, E. B. 
Weatherspoon, and Director of Admis- 
sions for Women, Mrs. Elizabeth Persons, 
directed the program. 

A new feature this vear brought the 

Mary Bryson of Durham, the 1953 Chanticleer beauty queen, chosen by 
comic strip artist, Milton Caniff, poses with 18 of the 20 finalists chosen to vie 
for the coveted title. Left to right, seated are : Helen Foppert, Philadelphia, 
Pa. ; Beverly Glass, New Orleans, La. ; Miss Bryson : Jeanne Trudeau, Kings 
Park, N. Y. ; Mary Elizabeth Benton, Saco, Me. : Elizabeth Home, Maracaibo, 
Venezuela ; Carolyn Winius, St. Louis, Mo. ; Barbara Russell and Mary Ann 
Waldrop, Greenville. X. C. Standing: Anna Maria Ferber, Guatemala; Judy 
LeFever, Columbus, Ohio : Aileen Johnston, Asheville, N. C. ; Patricia Moeller, 
Charlotte, N. C. ; Mary Petersen, Houston, Tex. ; Yvonne Schweistris, Greens- 
boro, N. C. ; Alice Matheson. Raeford, N. C. ; Mary Flannery, Coral Gables, 
Fla. ; and Virginia Brown. Albemarle, N. C. Other finalists not shown are: 
Virginia Bush, Charleston. W. Va. ; and Barbara Seaburg, Tenafly, N. J. 

seniors to Duke's opening basketball 
game with Vanderbilt as guests of the' 

Seniors not planning to attend college 
and those planning to go elsewhere, as 
well as those anticipating enrollment in 
Duke are cordially urged to accept these 
invitations to visit the campus. It has 
been felt that the seniors receive an in- 
sight into the work and atmosphere of 
a university and can profit accordingly, 
and the program also does much to ce- 
ment a firm relationship between the Uni- 
versity and Durham's public school sys- 

Brinkley Promoted 

1 T 7 illiam L. Brinkley, Jr., '44, a na- 
* * tive of Richmond, Va., and for- 
merly of Greensboro, N. C, has been 
named assistant director of admissions 
for Trinity College and the College of 

For the past three years Bill has been 
field secretary of undergraduate admis- 
sions, and, prior to that, was assistant 
to the secretary of the University. He 
is the Class of '44 representative to the 
Duke University National Council. 

For the past several years Bill has 
toured North Carolina and other states, 
visiting high schools and contacting stu- 
dents and principals. He has familiar- 
ized high school seniors with the educa- 
tional opportunities offered by Duke and 
has encouraged those who possess the 
qualifications to apply for admission. As 
a result, he is well known, and liked, 
throughout the public school systems of 
several states and maintains many val- 
uable contacts for the University. 

Hoover Is Honored 

DR. Calvin B. Hoover, chairman of the 
Department of Economics and Busi- 
ness Administration, was recently named 
president of the American Economic 
Association, a top honor in the field of 

He is the first economist from a South- 
ern university to be elected to the top 
post in the association which numbers 
some 7,000 members from universities 
and professional groups throughout the 
United States. . 

Recognized as one of the nation's lead- 
ing economists, Dr. Hoover has held some 
17 government posts during the past 20 
years, contributed to leading periodicals, 
and written books on economics in the 
United States and Europe. 

Duke Alumni Register 

Competition, Cooperation 
In American Education 

The Founders Day address for 1952 
was delivered by Dr. Logan Wilson, 
vice president of the University of North 
Carolina and president-elect of the Uni- 
versity of Texas. Dr. Wilson's talk was 
entitled "Competition and Cooperation in 
American Higher Education." Excerpts 
from it follow : 

That we could have both unity and 
diversity has long been taken for granted 
in our nation, but of late the principle 
has been under attack. Although various 
American freedoms are under fire, our 
educational institutions are particular 
targets of criticism. 

Unity in Diversity 

The best way to deal with such criti- 
cism, I think, is to answer it. I propose 
here to consider some of the questions 
we must reply to forthrightly if we are 
to .counter our critics. 

Let me begin by commenting that the 
so-called American way of life really 
consists of ways of life. Nowhere else 
is there such a variety and richness of 
culture from which to choose, and in 
which strong individuality can develop. 
This condition, of course, is no accident. 
The wisdom of our founding fathers es- 
tablished the principle, and the wide- 
spread geographic and cultural origins 
of our immigrant population have given 
it elaboration. 

While delineating the basic freedoms, 
however, our ancestors recognized two 
important limitations. One of these is 
that in a democracy "freedom is not per- 
mission to flout the truth but to regulate 
your life in knowledge of it," and the 
other is that the general citizenry is not 
free to be ignorant. 

Cultural diversity and free enterprise 
have been conducive to competition and 
the cross-fertilization of ideas, to inven- 
tion and discovery, and hence to progress. 
Our culture and society have succeeded in 
bringing together into an effective whole 
an unparalleled combination of things: 
first, a respect for and protection of in- 
dividual and minority group rights; 
second, a rugged competition between in- 
dividuals and between groups for those 
ends which cannot be equally shared ; and 
third, a robust cooperation in pursuing 
those objectives which all must share in 
the interest of our common survival. 

Let us acknowledge that our diversities 
are frequent sources of misunderstanding 

Duke Endowment Gives $1,500,000 to Duke 
To Establish Distinguished Professorships 

A gift of $1,500,000 to endow dis- 
tinguished professorships at Duke 
University was announced on Found- 
ers Day _( Dec. 11) by President A. 
Hollis Edens. 

Striking at the heart of one of the 
University's most serious financial 
problems, this magnificent gift came 
from the Duke Endowment. It is 
over and above the regular annual 
sums the University receives from the 
Endowment under the terms of the 
Indenture of Trust which established 

The fund will be known as the 
James B. Duke Professorship Fund, 
and its income will be used, according 
to Dr. Edens, so that "the University 
may be in a position to continue to 
attract to and develop in its faculties 
and staff a group of distinguished and 
outstanding professors." 

Coming as a surprise to several 
hundred members of the faculty, stu- 
dents, and alumni gathered in Page 
Auditorium for Founders Day exer- 
cises, the announcement was greeted 
by enthusiastic applause. 

President Edens revealed the gift in 
these words : "It is my happy privi- 
lege to tell you that the Duke Endow- 
ment has made available to the Uni- 
versity a fund of $1,500,000, to be 
known as the James B. Duke Profes- 
sorship Fund." 

Stating that the income from the 
fund will be made available over a 
period of years, he added: "It is en- 
couraging to know that those in charge 
of the affairs of the Duke Endow- 
ment are fully aware of the Universi- 
ty's problems. The measure of their 
awareness is indicated in this magnifi- 
cent gift. 

"I am confident that you will re- 
joice with me in this announcement, 
especially in the intended use of the 
gift. It is my hope that this will be 
only the first of many large bequests 

which will come to the University for 
this purpose from foundations, cor- 
porations, and men of philanthropy." 

Recalling that the day was the 28th 
anniversary of the signing of the Duke 
Indenture, which created Duke Uni- 
versity as it exists today, President 
Edens continued : 

"This audience is peculiarly sensi- 
tive, as I am, to the fact that magnifi- 
cent buildings and modern laboratories 
are only the outward symbols of an 
institution of higher learning, and 
that its essential strength lies in its 
faculty and students. 

"Those of you who are familiar 
with the Indenture will recall that it 
charges, among other things, that 
those responsible for managing the 
institution's affairs secure for its 
faculty 'men of such outstanding 
character, ability, and vision as will 
insure its attaining and maintaining 
a place of real leadership in the edu- 
cational world.' 

"Those of us who are responsible 
for the program and development of 
great institutions of higher learning 
such as Duke University realize the 
importance of this injunction. At the 
same time, we know that the task of 
seeing it carried out properly is a dif- 
ficult one, so great is the stress of fi- 
nancial pressures under which pri- 
vately endowed institutions have to 
operate today." 

Later in the day, at the National 
Council luncheon in the West Campus 
Union, the President repeated the an- 
nouncement. He pointed back to the 
Development Campaign slogan of 
"Brains, Books, Bricks" and stated 
that the building needs of Duke, the 
"Bricks," had been provided for the 
foreseeable future. Now, he said, the 
emphasis must be on "Brains" and 
this gift from the Duke Endowment 
should open the way for new support 
in this direction. 

and cleavage, but are these not prefer- 
able to unrelenting dogmatism and regi- 
mentation ? 

To all who charge us with being ex- 
ponents of massification and materialism, 
one may answer with the historian, Henry 
Steele Commager, "It has never been the 
Americans who succumbed to the evil 

and meretricious appeals of Fascism, 
Nazism, or Communism." 

Our society has its defects. But where 
is there another society today in which 
the internal and inherent forces work 
faster and more freely to keep the way 
open for progress? 

If the lessons of history mean any- 

January, 1953 

Dr. Logan Wilson 

thing, it should be clear that our Ameri- 
can ways of life, including our educa- 
tional institutions, as I shall next show, 
will stand us in good stead as we con- 
front this leviathan in a world struggle 
for survival. 

Cooperation, Competition 

There was a time in our history when 
formal higher education was regarded as 
an absurdity for the masses, a luxury 
for those who could afford it, and a 
necessity only for clergymen. That time 
is long since past. Today we have the 
most impressive system of universal edu- 
cation to be found anywhere. 

It is not, moreover, a monolithic struc- 
ture. There are at least forty-eight in- 
dependent systems of public education in 
the United States, and literally thousands 
of other institutions competing and co- 
operating with them from nursery school 
through the postgraduate level. No small 
part of our educational accomplishment, 
I would say, may be attributed to this 

Of the 1,858 institutions of higher edu- 
cation listed for the United States last 
year, only 7 specialized ones are under 
the control of the federal government. 
Three hundred and seventy are under 
state governmental control, and 263 are 
controlled by local governmental units. 
The majority, it is interesting to note. 
have no political affiliation, with 476 

under Protestant Church control, 229 
under Roman Catholic Church control, 
and 5 under Jewish control; the largest 
single number, 507, are private and non- 

Someone has said of us Americans, 
"Obsessed with the idea that everyone 
was fit for college, we have tried to make 
the college fit for everyone." There is 
unfortunately some basis for the view 
that our weaker institutions do cut their 
educational standards to the lowest com- 
mon denominator, but the competition of 
American colleges and universities in the 
main tends to make for ever higher 
standards of achievement and wider areas 
of service. 

Between such institutions as Duke and 
North Carolina and between similar kinds 
of institutions throughout the nation 
there is a healthy rivalry in the advance- 
ment of truth and learning. On the cam- 
puses of typical American colleges and 
universities there is also this same free 
interplay of competition and cooperation 
of men and ideas. 

Some of our friends in business and 
other occupations occasionally cast a sus- 
picious eye at the strong campus feeling 
about academic freedom. To them I 
would point out that academic freedom 
is merely the intramural component of 
the free enterprise system which all 
staunch Americans regard so highly. And 
I would also remind our fellow citizens 
in other walks of life that in few, if any, 
other places is independent enterprise of 
thought and action so necessary and so 
stoutly upheld as in our colleges and 
universities. Contrary to what some 
would have us believe, moreover, there 
is nowhere else in our society a greater 
awareness of the danger and the threat 
of Communism to our ways of life or a 
better understanding of how to meet 

If we really believe that truth tri- 
umphs over falsehood and error, and we 
want truth, then we must preserve the 
conditions which make its advancement 
possible. To refer to an NEA report 
made several years ago, there are four 
basic alternatives to choose from. We 
can imitate Nazi Germany and Soviet 
Russia by promoting one and only one 
kind of indoctrination. We can allow 
each teacher to peddle his personal opin- 
ions to the exclusion of any others and 
thus likewise contravene the free com- 
petition of ideas. Or we can try to keep 
all controversial or competing ideas out 
of our classrooms and colleges. But the 
final alternative, and the one I think we 

prefer, is that of developing in students 
and faculty the habits of free inquiry, the 
open examination of all sides of 'prob- 
lems, and the uninhibited pursuit of 

Just as local initiative and autonomy 
are essential to our traditional system of 
us to avoid undue interference from the 
secondary schools, so is it imperative for 
us to avoid undue interference from the 
outside with our colleges and universi- 
ties. Our doubts and confusions as to 
what should be taught and how are in 
the main symptoms of a dynamic society 
where the great goals "such as truth and 
wisdom, love and cooperation, beauty and 
excellence, are themselves capable of in- 
finite growth, and ever beyond the finality 
of full achievement." 

I would repeat that in our educational 
system, as in our other basic institutions, 
unity and diversity complement rather 
than contradict one another. Until we 
see signs that coercion and complacency 
are beginning to displace competition 
and cooperation, we have no real causes 
for alarm. 

Heightened Responsibilities 

The contemporary race for national 
survival has also heightened two long- 
standing responsibilities of American 
education. One of these, referred to in 
the Harvard report on General Education 
in a Free Society as the Jacksonian prin- 
ciple, is elevating the people at large to 
an ever higher level of aspiration and 
capability. Our private colleges and 
universities must share this responsibil- 
ity with our public institutions. Another 
responsibility of our colleges and univer- 
sities is that of carrying out the Jef- 
fersonian principle. They must discover, 
develop, and train those who will he 
drawn from all social strata to form our 
natural aristocracy of true leaders. 

In addition to a pressing need for 
sharp and highly trained minds, our so- 
ciety is peculiarly dependent upon col- 
leges and universities for free and in- 
quiring minds. Our institutions of high- 
er learning must continue to be upheld 
as centers of independent thought and 
inquiry. There are better reasons for 
this perhaps, but we cannot overlook the 
purely utilitarian advantages that unfet- 
tered minds have over controlled mentali- 
ties in problem solving. Our national 
character and welfare, and even our sur- 
vival, depend not only on more wide- 
spread enlightenment, but also neces- 
sarily on the achievement of men and 
women of uncommon abilities. 


Duke Alumni Register 

Looking over some inid-cainpaign 
Loyalty Fund statistics, and pleased 
with what they see, are, left to right, 
Joe B. Stevens M.D. '36 of Greens- 
boro, N. C, president of the Medical 
School Alumni Association ; Edwin L. 
Jones, Jr., B.S.C.E. '48 of Charlotte, 
N. C, member of the National Coun- 
cil Executive Committee; President 
Edens; and Charles P. Ballenger 
B.S.C.E. '36 of Greenville, S. C, cur- 
rent chairman of the National Coun- 

Loyalty Fund Breaks All Mid-Year Records 

Breaking all previous Founders Day 
records, the Loyalty Fund had climbed 
to $136,440.83 on December 11. 

This was reported at the Founders 
Day meeting of the National Council by 
Edwin L. Jones, Jr., '48, of Charlotte, 
N. C, who is a member of the Council's 
executive committee. He also reported 
that 4,994 alumni and friends had con- 
tributed as of the same date. These fig- 
ures included $82,201.24 and 3,036 con- 
tributions credited from long term De- 
velopment Campaign pledges. 

In making his report before the ap- 
proximately 65 Council members as- 
sembled in the ballroom of the West 
Campus Union, Edwin Jones pointed out 
that the current record far exceeded that 
of the next best ' year of the Loyalty 
Fund, which was 1948-49. On December 
11, 1948, 2,071 contributors had given 
$74,901.01. The final results of that cam- 
paign were some 6,500 contributors for 
more than $154,000. 

Members of the National Council, ad- 
ministrative officers of the University, 
and special guests met for luncheon and 
for their sixth annual Founders Day 
meeting just after exercises in Page 
Auditorium. Presiding at the business 
session which followed was Charles P. 
Ballenger B.S.C.E. '36, 1952-53 Council 
chairman from Greenville, S. C. 

In making his report, Edwin Jones 
■commented : 

"From a participation standpoint, this 
year's program is just as encouraging as 
it is from the standpoint of the amount 
of money that has been raised. At the 
close of the 1948-49 program there was 
a participation percentage of 27.7. Al- 

ready we have 18.1 per cent participa- 
tion for this year. This is based upon 
every name that appears on the mailing- 

Floyd S. Bennett '12 was made an 
honorary member of the Duke University 
National Council at its December meet- 
ing. Honorary membership is awarded 
on the basis of outstanding and meri- 
torious service . to the University by an 
individual, who may or may not be an 

Shown above just after receiving the 
certificate from Dr. Edens, Mr. Bennett 
earned the honor by working with the 
De]3artment of Alumni, helping to or- 
ganize and conduct the program of an- 
nual giving, for a period of more than 
five years. He has worked without finan- 
cial compensation ever since retiring 
from Liggett and Myers Tobacco Com- 
pany in 1947, and, it may be happily 
noted, is continuing with this great serv- 
ice to Duke. His colleagues point to 
him as the University's "prize alumnus." 

list of the Alumni Office." 

Two new phases of the annual giving 
program were inaugurated this year. 
They were the non-alumni Parents of 
Students organization and the Medical 
School Fund, both integral parts of the 
Loyalty Fund. 

Chairman of the Parents of Students 
committee is Joseph H. Hardison of 
Raleigh, N. C, whose son is a student 
in Duke Medical School. Mr. Hardison 
made an interim report at the National 
Council meeting. 

Expressing the pleasure of his com- 
mittee at the results of the parents' cam- 
paign to date, Mr. Hardison revealed 
that 127 parents had given the Univer- 
sity $12,282.00 for the annual giving cam- 
paign. He added that the committee was 
highly optimistic about substantial ad- 
ditions to this phase of the Loyalty Fund 
before the year's end. 

Parents' contributions had arrived, for 
the most part, in response to a single 
mailing by the committee. 

A report on the Medical School fund 
was submitted by Joe B. Stevens M.D. 
'36 of Greensboro, N. C, president of the 
Medical School Alumni Association. 

Dr. Stevens announced that 453 Medi- 
cal School alumni had given a total of 
$11,937.66, of which $3,008.07 and 185 
contributors were Development Campaign 
credits. This means that 37 per cent of 
all Medical School graduates have al- 
ready participated in the program and 
that their contributions to the general 
operating expenses of the School for 
the first half of the current campaign 
more than doubled their entire previous 
best vear. 

January, 1953 

Alumni Activities 

Watauga, Avery, Ashe 
Allegheny Counties 

An enthusiastic Duke meeting was held 
December 9 in the Gateway Restaurant, 
Boone, N. C. Donald Lumpkin '28 pre- 
sided and Mr. and Mrs. John G. Barden 
were in charge of arrangements and deco- 

Dean Robert Cox was speaker for the 
occasion and the following new officers 
were elected: W. L. E. Eury "26, Box 
18S, Boone, president; Wilson M. Nes- 
bitt, Jr. B.D. '41, West Jefferson, N. C, 
vice president; Mr. Barden '24, Appa- 
lachian State Teachers College, Boone, 
secretary; Eunice Query '31, Appala- 
chian State Teachers College, Boone, 
alumnae representative; Bonnie Ethel 
Dickson '31, A.M. '38, Silas Creek, asso- 
ciate alumnae representative. 

Stanly County 

Alumni of Stanly County met on De- 
cember 11 at the Albemarle Hotel, Al- 
bemarle, N. C, with some 60 presons in 
attendance. The speaker was Dr. J. G. 
Pratt '31, A.M. '33, Ph.D. '36, research 
associate in the Duke Parapsychology 

Dr. Pratt spoke on the work of the 
Parapsychology Lab, which is headed by 
Dr. J. B. Rhine. He reviewed the back- 
ground work in ESP and explained some 
of the current experiments underway. A 
question-answer session followed his talk. 

Presiding at the meeting was outgoing 
president W. J. Page '42. New officers 
elected for the coming year were Dr. 
R. E. Fox '19, president; Annie Ruth 
Smith Kelley (Mrs. Thomas F.) '46, sec- 
retary; and Eleanor Brinn Knotts (Mrs. 
E. M. "Bear") '47, alumnae representa- 

Wake County 

The Carolina Country Club in Raleigh, 
N. C, was the scene of Wake County's 
annual alumni meeting November 21. 
Charles F. Blanchard '45, LL.B. '47, pre- 
sided and the program included a movie 
of the Duke-Yirginia game plus the Bar- 
ber Shop Quartet of the Men's Glee 
Club, headed by Yernon Lassiter. Jr. '53, 
of Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Newly elected officers for Wake alumni 
are: Dr. J. W. Roy Norton '20, 2129 
Cowper Drive, Raleigh, N. C, president; 
Lillian Dewar '49, 930 Vance Street, Ra- 
leigh, N. C, vice president: and James 

H. Walker '42, 811 Bryan Street, Ra- 
leigh, N. C, secretary-treasurer. 

Richmond County 

After a period of several years of in- 
activity, Richmond County alumni had 
their annual meeting in Rockingham, N. 
C, on November 21, at which President 
Edens was guest speaker. Mary Me- 
Cullen LeGwin (Mrs. John B.) '08, A.M. 
'32 organized the affair and presided at 
the meeting. 

Mhs. LeGwin and Dr. Edens 

Newly elected officers are : Thomas P. 
Wheeler '2S, Box 508, Rockingham, pres- 
ident; Helen Cox Sneed (Mrs. W. Alex- 
ander) '34, Rockingham, vice president; 
Mrs. LeGwin. Rockingham, secretary- 
treasurer; and Mildred Sherrill Harrison 
(Mrs. W. E., Jr.) '28, 410 Ann Street, 
Rockingham, alumnae representative. 

Pitt County 

President Edens was guest speaker at 
the Pitt County alumni meeting Decem- 
ber 16, at Jarvis Memorial Church, 
Greenville, N. C. Mr. D. T. House, Jr. 
'25 of Greenville presided. 

Gaston-Lincoln Counties 

At the December 1 meeting of Gaston- 
Lincoln alumni the following new offi- 
cers were elected : C. W. Boshamer '50, 
1724 Pofton Circle, Gastonia, N. C, pres- 
ident; Robert Lineberger '41, Box 126, 
Lincolnton, N. C, vice president from 
Lincoln County; Chester Freeman '31, 
134 S. Marietta Street, Gastonia, N. C, 

vice president from Gaston County; and 
George Jamie, Jr. '46, Box 294, McCor- 
mick, S. C, secretary-treasurer. 

In addition to the program outlined 
in the December Register there were out- 
standing students of the high school as 
guests of the club who were introduced 
by Mr. Freeman. A report on the or- 
ganization of the Joseph Leapark schol- 
arship was presented by Charles Clegg 

Memphis, Tenn. 

W. G. Heddesheimer '40, president of 
Memphis Duke Alumni, reports that a 
Founders Day Banquet and dance was 
held December 6 at the Millington Naval 
Air Station. 

Memphis alumni meet monthly in the 
homes of members. Recently arrived 
Duke people who have not been contacted 
are asked to call Mr. Heddesheimer so 
they may share in the club's activities. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Movies were featured at Philadelphia's 
annual meeting held December 12 at 
Childs Restaurant in Philadelphia, Pa. 
The Duke-S.M.U. game and "A Year at 
Duke" were shown, and also some scenes 
from the Duke-Georgia Tech game and 
shots of Philadelphia alumni, taken by 
camera fiends; Fred Mann, Jr. B.S.M.E. 
'45, and J. Ira Moore '36. 

The following new officers were elect- 
ed: Gordon W. Gerber, 7809 Elm Ave- 
nue, Philadelphia 18, president; Mr. 
Moore, Masland Street, South of Welsh 
Road, Philadelphia 15, vice president; 
Mary Elizabeth Hunter B.S. '48, 6923 
Sherman Street. Philadelphia 19, secre- 
tary; Margaretta Elizabeth Aeugle '44, 
Apt. A 703, Wash. House, Presidential 
Apts., Philadelphia 31, treasurer; and 
Martha Permenter Gerber (Mrs. Gordon 
W.) '45, corresponding secretary. 

Detroit, Mich. 

Jo Ann Anderson Willcox (Mrs. Char- 
les S., Jr.) '46 reports that Detroit, 
Mich., alumni met November 7 at the 
home of Frank Eugle '34. 

Officers elected for the coming year 
are : Gloria Fletemeyer Schmitt ( Mrs. 
W. H.) '46, 405 Moran Road, Grosse 
Pointe Farms, Mich., president; Frank 
Eugle '34, 675 W. Boston Boulevard, De- 
troit 2, vice president; Sidney W. Smith, 
Jr. '43, 210 Abbey Road, Birmingham, 
Mich., treasurer ; and Mrs. Willcox, 22841 
Lake Shore Road, St. Clair Shores, 
Mich., secretary. 


Duke Alumni Register 

Norfolk, Va. 

Dr. Robert S. Rankin, professor of 
political science, spoke at the annual 
meeting of Duke Alumni of Norfolk, Va., 
at the Naval Base Officer's Club, Decem- 
ber 9. Also on the program was a movie 
of the Duke-Carolina game of '52. 

Outgoing President Ed D. Levy A.M. 
'40, M.D. '43 was in charge of arrange- 

New York City 

New York alumni had their annual 
Christmas party at the Biltmore Hotel 
on December 10. Harold W. Cruick- 
shank '41, secretary of the club, and 
Frank Kelly, Jr. '44, treasurer, report 
the party began at 5 :30 in the afternoon 
and lasted until 9 p.m. Any alumni who 
have recently moved to this area and 
have not been contacted, are asked to 
call Mr. Cruickshank at Mu 2-2300. 

Letter from Hawaii 

Since I have not written you for quite 
some time, I should like to take this op- 
portunity to tell you something about our 
Hawaii Chapter activities in the past 
several months. We held a tray-business 
meeting on the afternoon of October 20, 
1952 at the Honolulu YWCA at which 
time there were a half dozen newcomers 
present. They were : Lt. Thomas Eaton 
'52, Hickam Air Force Base; Major Wil- 
mer C. Betts '46, M.D., B.S.M. '48 and 
G-eorg'Ellen Forbus Betts '49, Tripler 
Army Hospital; Lt. Francis 0. E. 
Micara, USN, Class of '44; Mrs. Alex 
H. Veazey, Jr., Class of '52, Kaneohe 
Air Base. 

After Chaplain Robert Price, Class of 
'18, invoked the meeting, informal dis- 
cussions on the adoption of a constitu- 
tion for our Chapter and on the need of 
arousing interest in the membership for 
their active participation in the Chapter 
activities were led by the Chapter presi- 
dent. After a lengthy discussion, it was 
agreed that these matters be brought up 
again to the next meeting which is sched- 
uled to meet -to the third Wednesday, 
January, 1953. Mr. Kwan Hi Lim LL.B. 
'50, our vice-president, will present a 
revised draft constitution for approval 
at that meeting. 

Dr. Gustave F. Bieber M.D. '43, and 
Mrs. Bieber moved to a sugar plantation 
in Louisiana, Miss Alice Craddock R.N., 
B.S.N. '43 and Leo D. Hirshland '46 left 
for the States in the summer. There 
was also some good news about our Chap- 
ter members. Dr. Harold Bitner G.S. '45 
was promoted to an Associate Professor- 
ship at University of Hawaii and the 
Dean (Acting) of Student Personnel. 

Professor Kingsley K. Lyu B.D. '42 was 
appointed the Dean of Men at Jackson 
College, assuming his new duties begin- 
ning June, 1952. 

If you have any suggestions as to what 
our Chapter should or may do for the 
Inauguration of Vice-President Nixon in 
January, please let us know about it. I 
think it would be a good thing for all 
local chapters of Alumni Association to 
send a least a congratulatory message to 
Mr. Nixon. 

Wishing you all the blessings in this 
cheerful season, and hoping that we may 
have our local Chapter news published 
in the Register, I am 

Very sincerely yours, 
Kingsley K. Lyu, President 

Alumni in Service 

Army Capt. Earl N. Solon M.D. '49 of 
3230 Eastwood Avenue, Chicago, 111., was 
recently assigned to the 11th Field Hos- 
pital in Augsburg, Germany. Solon, 
who served in the Army during World 
War II, was recalled to active duty in 
November, 1950. For his services in the 
last war he holds the Good Conduct 
Medal, American Campaign Medal, and 
the World War II Victory Medal. 

Col. Arp has been in the Army for 16 
years, having been a lieutenant colonel 
since 1944. 

According to an armed service release 
dated November 19, Capt. Henrv M. 
Dratz '42, M.D. '44 of Oak Hill, N. Y., 
was on his way home from Germany and 
would be released from active Army duty 
soon after his arrival in the United 
States. He served at Frankfort Military 
Post for 18 months with the 97th General 
Hospital. Capt. Dratz entered the Army 
in November, 1950, and was a neuro sur- 
geon at the hospital in Germany. 

Pvt. William Beauchef '53 of 1025 
Watehung Avenue, Plainfleld, N. J., re- 
cently graduated from the Far East Com- 
mand Chemical School at Camp Gifu, 
Japan. He entered the Army in Decem- 
ber 1951. 

Recently graduated from the Army's 
Command and General Staff College at 
Fort Leavenworth, Kans., was Capt. 
George F. Blalock '41 of Route 1, Dunn, 
N. C. During World War II Capt. Bla- 
lock served on active Army duty more 
than three years, where he participated 
in four major campaigns in the Pacific. 

The Adjutant General of the Military 
District of Washington, D. C, Lt. Col. 
David Hayden Arp '36 of Ellijay, Ga., 
has been promoted to the rank of colonel. 

Cpl. James W. Simpson '51 of 1942 
Wendover Road, Charlotte, N. C, is one 
of two men with the 1st Infantry Di- 
vision in Germany who participate in 
a project that sends tape-recorded holi- 
day greetings to the hometown radio 
stations of "Red One" soldiers. He is 
a company clerk with the 1st Military 
Police Company. 

Alumnus Translates Book 

The Refugee Centaur 

by Antoniorrobles, translated to Eng- 
lish by Edward Huberman Ph.D '34 
and Elizabeth Huberman. Twayne 
Publisher, New York. $3.00. 

Twentieth-century-style mythology in 
the form of a book, The Refugee Centaur, 
by Antoniorrobles, has been translated to 
English from the original Spanish by 
Edward Huberman Ph.D. '34 and Eliza- 
beth Huberman. 

A comic adult story of — you guessed 
it — a modern-day centaur, the book de- 
scribes the life and many varied prob- 
lems of such an unfortunate trick of 

The Refugee Centaur "is a devastating 
satire on the prejudices and cruelties of 
self-righteous humans; a tremulously 
beautiful tale of love oppressed by in- 
tolerance and hate; an intensely spiritual 
revelation of true faith, unencumbered 
by the dogma of any church ; a passionate 
defense of individualism and freedom in 
a world crowded by frightened, self- 
seeking conformists and totalitarian bru- 

Dedicated "to free men everywhere," 
the book describes the democratic Span- 
ish Centaur's trials and tribulations from 
Berlin in 1933 to his eventual refuge in 

Antoniorrobles, a popular Spanish 
author, has written numerous stories for 
children, in addition to his many humor- 
ous stories for adults. Like the Centaur, 
Antoniorrobles is a man of democratic 
faith, which caused him to seek refuge 
in Mexico at the end of the Spanish 
civil war. Since then he has published 
his many stories and books, and has also 
been a story-teller on the Mexican radio, 
a columnist in many Mexico City news- 
papers, and a lecturer on the nature of 
contemporary juvenile literature. 

January, 1953 


The Undergraduate View 

by Charles Wray '55 

Beta Omega Sigma, the sophomore hon- 
orary leadership fraternity, copied 
the routine of ODK by sending hooded 
figures to place the names of new mem- 
bers on a key erected on the Chapel steps. 

The twelve candidates are: Luther 
Barnhardt, John Bell, David Brown, Lyle 
Harper, Pete Landeau, Alonzo Myers, 
Grady Price, Charles Raekley, and Rudy 
Ruda. Deans Robert Cox. Alan Man- 
chester, and Lewis MeNurlen were also 
selected for honorary membership. First 
semester tapping was initiated for the 
first time this year. 

An unprecedented total of 355 fresh- 
men returned bids to the nineteen Greek 
letter fraternities on campus. Rushing 
was climaxed around the first of Decem- 
ber, and the smallest pledge class num- 
bered nine. The 355 represented over 
half of the West Campus freshmen. 

Now the Greeks are striving to improve 
the scholastic standing of their future 
brothers to help the fraternity average, 
and to make the pledges eligible for in- 
itiation after pledge training the second 
semester. There is even a greater em- 
phasis being placed on the grades this 
year due to the fact that a number of 
the fraternities will be on social proba- 
tion next semester unless they can better 
the all-men's average. 

Intramural Champions 

While we are on the subject of the 
Greeks, an intramural football game was 
the talk of the campus during the first 
week in December. A big rivalry be- 
tween Sigma Chi and Kappa Sigma had 
grown bigger over the reporting of a 
rushing violation. It just so happened 
that both teams were tied for the league 
lead in Division 1 at the time, and both 
teams were unscored upon. 

On Wednesday (the game was sched- 
uled for the Stadium that afternoon) all 
one would hear on campus was "Let's 
go to the grudge battle." That afternoon 
the Sigma Chis won the league title in 
one of the cleanest, but hard-fought, 
games ever played in Duke intramural 

circles. With the crowd and everything, 
King Football was present in all its 

From the sorority side, the rush sys- 
tem is still under fire. The thirteen 
sororities are debating among first semes- 
ter rushing, second semester rushing, and 
second year rushing. This debate has 
been drug over the coals for almost a 
solid semester. It seems time for less 
talk, and more action from the coed 

Some Things of Note 

The bouquets this month go to the 
YMCA. This organization did much to 
bring back into popularity the weekly 
Sunday night sings. "Come to the Mardi 
Gras" was the theme, and the finest in 
Dixieland jazz attracted a huge crowd. 
The Recreation Committee sponsored the 
event, and it was the first of its kind on 
the dignified Duke campus. 

Orchids to the students who put across 
so successfully the West Campus Chest 
Drive. The contributions were for wor- 
thy charities, and, although the high goal 
was not attained, the drive could be 
termed nothing but successful. East 
campus had previously staged its drive 
with the girls showing their generosity. 

Freshman Lenore Green represented 
the Duke University basketball team at 
the annual Dixie Classics, held in Raleigh 
the last of the month. The Brown House 
beauty was selected by the Varsity "D" 

Also congratulations are due Duke's 
52 new Phi Beta Kappas, and the 43 
seniors now listed in Who's Who Among 
Students in American Universities and 

Tremendous strides of progress have 
been taken by the campus radio station, 
WDBS. A wider variety of programs 
and clearer reception puts the student- 
operated group in a position of offering 
some competition on campus to the local 

Charles Wagner's recent production of 
Carmen held in Page Auditorium was far 
from a success; in fact, it would be hard 
to find anything good about the produc- 

tion. There are so few opera lovers 
among this "modern generation" that it 
would be a good thing for a true opera 
company to visit Page, if not opera will 
lose its now meager following at Duke. 

Hoof V Horn is now preparing its 
latest production, "All's Fair In Love." 
The script was written by Ed Nayor and 
Bob Van Deventer. The production is 
scheduled for the annual Joe College 
Week-end, and should add another rous- 
ing success to the list of H. 'n' H. pro- 

One of the better performances in the 
Concert Series was staged last month. 
Violinist Nathan Milstein appeared he- 
fore the campus audience and was warm- 
ly received. The next concert in the 
series is slated for shortly after the 
Christmas holidays. 

Complaint of the month : Why is it 
that practically everytime a student has 
tests they all fall in a period of from 
two to three days? This thought was 
reflected many times in the week prior to 
the vacation on both East and West 
campuses. It seemed every professor 
wanted his students to go home with a 
worry, so they gave tests to climax the 
pre-Christmas stretch, and, ironically 
enough, each professor seemed to have 
the same date in mind for his test. 

To add to the gravity of the situation, 
there is hardly a student on either cam- 
pus that doesn't slow the pace right be- 
fore a vacation. Some begin their holi- 
days two weeks early, the more conserva- 
tive ones add only a week to the allotted 
time, but many good averages are wrecked 
completely by these tests. 

The Duke University Chapel Choir 
presented for the 20th straight year Han- 
del's Messiah. The 200-voiee mixed 
choir's traditional performance attracted 
a capacity crowd. J. Foster Barnes has 
directed the eloquent presentation during 
each of the past years. 

Exams are drawing nigh, and many 
a gallon of midnight oil will be burned 
in the grey, stone dormitories, but each 
of us here at Duke takes this moment to 
wish you a very Happy and Prosperous 
New Year! 

Typical Student Musician 

Thomas R. Miller '55 of High Point, 
N. C, was picked by the Ladies' Home 
Journal as a typical student musician and 
writer, and was pictured on the Sub-Deb 
page of the December issue of the mag- 
azine to tell just which Christmas gifts 
rated highest with him. The article was 
planned to give girls some Christmas 
gift ideas for bov friends. 


Duke Alumni Register 

From the Faculty 

Hex and Counter-hex 

Duke psychiatrists now are involved 
with black magic and hexing spells in 

Dr. Vernon Kinross-Wright, neuropsy- 
ehiatrist, recently urged the Southern 
Medical Association to take a closer look 
at black magic and hexes. 

The majority of hex victims have se- 
rious mental illnesses, he declared, but 
some do not. Psychiatrists see a very 
small percentage of hex victims, he added. 

"I know from experience and from 
what I have been told by other patients 
that there are many cases of real or 
imaginary hexing which go unrecog- 
nized,'' the Duke doctor said. 

That is, many of these patients go to 
general doctors with complaints of men- 
tal or physical illness, but they fail to 
tell the doctor about the alleged hex and 
the doctor does not recognize the symp- 
toms. Other victims just go from one 
conjure man to another, playing a kind 
of "hex-counter hex" game. 

Dr. Kinross-Wright cited as an ex- 
ample of counter hex a 24-year-old man 
who came to Duke Hospital a few years 
ago complaining of stomach pains and 
nervous spells during which he nearly 
choked. He had lost a great deal of 
weight, having been "bewitched" through 
a rival suitor. He said the hex was 
placed upon his well and was working 
through his drinking water. 

"Newspapers got hold of the story and 
he became a national figure," the Duke 
doctor recalled. "A New York hypnotist 
was flown down to see him, unfortunately 
arriving the day after he had been 'cured' 
by a local magician." 

"For publicity purposes he was re- 
hexed and cured on the spot by the visit- 
ing fireman." 

"Modern urban cultures regard those 
who express such ideas of influence as 
psychotic," he pointed out. "But cul- 
tural change lags far behind, particularly 
in isolated rural regions in the South 
and such ideas are not lightly dismissed 
as crazy." 

The healing power of the "counter 
hex" by a conjure man apparently is 
so great that it should not be discarded 
simply as sorcery. Dr. Kinross-Wright 

Dr. Hubbell Goes to Athens 

Dr. Jay B. Hubbell, professor of 
American literature, will serve as visiting 
professor of American literature and civ- 
ilization at the University of Athens 
under a Fulbright grant during the com- 
ing spring semester. He will leave for 
Greece this month, accompanied bv Mrs. 

During the spring semesters of 1949 
and 1950 he was visiting professor of 
American literature at the University of 

The professorship of American litera- 
ture and civilization was established by 
the Greek government some five years 
ago. It has been filled by distinguished 
American scholars, including Arnold 
Whitridge of Yale University and Morris 
Bishop of Cornell University and is cur- 
rently being filled by Professor George 
R. Stewart of the University of Okla- 

A native of Virginia, Dr. Hubbell is 
the author of a number of scholarly ar- 
ticles and books, including American Life 
in Literature, an anthology used in many 
universities and distributed throughout 
the Armed Forces by the Armed Forces 

Dr. Hubbell holds degrees from the 
University of Richmond, Harvard, and 
Columbia. He served as vice president 
of the Modern Language Association in 
1951 and is now editorial board chair- 
man of the journal, "American Litera- 

Drugs Combat Blood Diseases 

Hope for eventual cure of some blood 
diseases and leukemia has been substan- 
tially increased during the past five years, 
two Duke Hospital doctors said recently. 

Dr. R. Wayne Rundles, associate pro- 
fessor of medicine, and Dr. W. B. Bar- 
ton, American Cancer Society Fellow at 
Duke, told the Southern Medical Associa- 
tion that some patients, particularly those 
with blood disease involving the bone 
marrow, have responded to an unprece- 
dented extent. 

Duke doctors have found that four 
drugs, used in different groups of dis- 
eases, are valuable aids to surgery and 

X-ray therapy in blood diseases and leu- 

The drug Urethane is most effective in 
treatment of a bone disease (multiple 
myeloma), Dr. Rundles reported, and in 
a type of chronic leukemia (granulo- 

TEM, another drug, has made patients 
less anemic and has greatly improved dis- 
eases such as Hodgkins disease. A mus- 
tard-like compound, TEM is taken as a 
pill, and is the best treatment for another 
type of chronic leukemia (lymphotic). 

During the past five years Duke doc- 
tors have treated 63 cases of multiple 
myeloma with Urethane. Twenty-four 
have been completely relieved of symp- 
toms for considerable periods of time, 
and 16 have shown great improvement. 

This is encouraging, Dr. Rundles ex- 
plained, because growth of tumor cells 
in general is most difficult to control with 
drugs. , | 

Although there definitely is no cure 
for leukemia or similar diseases at this 
time, the Duke doctor says ACTH and 
cortisone have helped relieve acute leu- 
kemia patients for a few weeks or months, 
depending on the nature of the disease. 

Folic acid, an anti-vitamin drug, also 
has been useful in temporarily relieving 
the majority of patients with acute leu- 

Engineers Can Be Managers 

"Industry must count on engineers to 
be more than just technicians," Dr. Frank 
T. deVyver, Duke professor of ecenomics, 
told some 200 electrical engineers in a 
speech entitled, "The Engineer and the 
Labor Problem," on November 21. 

Dr. deVyver told a dinner meeting of 
the North Carolina Section of the Ameri- 
can Institute of Electrical Engineers that 
"engineers are becoming more and more 
in demand for top management jobs. 
This means that a working knowledge of 
human relations is highly important for 
engineering executives." 

Vice-president in charge of labor re- 
lations at Erwin Mills, Durham, Dr. 
deVyver said that poor human relations 
are caused by failure to see what another 
person is thinking about. 

He emphasized that four basic needs 
executives constantly should be aware of 
are : the need for a regular and adequate 
income; the need for a good place to 
work; the need for security; and the 
need for recognition of human personal- 

January, 1953 


Some 50 former members of the 
Duke Hospital medical house staff 
recently honored Dean Wilburt C. 
Davison, above, at a testimonial din- 
ner in Chicago, 111. The former Duke 
doctors, now practicing in all parts 
of the United States, presented Dean 
Davison with the testimonial certifi- 
cate which he holds, as the "Com- 
plete Pediatrician." Dr. Davison has 
been dean of Duke Medical School 
and professor of pediatrics since 
1927 when he directed plans for the 
School's opening. 

Held in the College of Engineering- 
building, the all-day session included 
other addresses, a business meeting, and 
the annual dinner for members of the 
North' Carolina Section. Also attending 
were members of the AIEE student 
branches at North Carolina State College 
and Duke. 

H. M. Towne of the General Electric 
Company of Pittsfield, Mass., and John 
H. Hershey of the Bell Telephone Lab- 
oratories at the Western Electric Com- 
pany, Burlington, N. C, were featured 
speakers. Also speaking at the meeting 
were Duke students : William V. Wright, 
Greensboro, N. C; E. W. Sarles, Jr., 
Greensboro, N. C. ; and J. R. Suit of 
Hiwassee, N. C. Otto Meier, Jr., asso- 
ciate professor of electrical engineering 
at Duke, presented a demonstration of 
the 4,000,000 volt Van de Graaff nuclear 
accelerator. Professor W. J. Seeley, 
chairman of the Electrical Engineering- 
Department, presided at the meeting. 

Pounded in 1884, the American Insti- 
tute of Electrical Engineers is the world's 
largest technical society, with some 42,- 
000 members in the United States, Can- 
ada, and Mexico. 

Testing Can Endanger Child 

Tests and interviews can be more dan- 
gerous to a child's mental health than all 
our comic books and television, asserted 
Dr. Henry Weitz, director of Duke's Bu- 
reau of Testing and Guidance. 

Dr. Weitz spoke at a regional meeting 
of the Association for Childhood Educa- 
tion held at Duke recently. 

"The teaching profession, aided and 
abetted by psychologists, has developed 
a bag full of tricks designed to help in 
'understanding' the child," he said. 

"These tricks," according to Dr. Weitz, 
"range from tests, questionnaires, and in- 
ventories to formal and informal inter- 
views. When these devices aid us in 
achieving a real understanding of the 
child, they serve a purpose perhaps more 
useful than anything else we, as teach- 
ers, do." 

But when the tests and interviews are 
used to supplement the teachers insuf- 
ficient understanding of the child, they 
are more harmful to the child than comic 
books and television. 

Dr. Weitz asserted that a feeling of 
insecurity causes a person's need to be 
right. If we could fully understand our- 
selves and know our own strengths and 
weaknesses, we could direct our own fate. 

"And so it is with the children under 
our temporary care," he continued. "If 
we can aid them in knowing their own 
problems and in utilizing their own re- 
sources in solving their problems, we can 
contribute most to their development." 

Dr. Weitz addressed some 200 teach- 
ers, principals, and other members of the 
Association's North Carolina North Cen- 
tral Region at a luncheon in the Men's 
Graduate Center. 

The group's annual one-day meeting- 
was devoted to the theme "Can Children's 
Attitudes and Conduct Be Improved 
Through the Use of Democratic Proce- 
dures in the Classroom 1" 

Dr. Dicks "Man of Month" 

Dr. Russell L. Dicks, associate profes- 
sor of pastoral care in Duke's Divinity 
School, and chaplain to Duke Hospital, 
has been honored as "Man of the Month" 
in an issue of "Pastoral Psychology," a 
national religious magazine. 

"It would be difficult to overestimate 
the contribution which Russell Dicks has 
made to his fellow ministers over the past 
20 years, especially in connection with 
ministry to the sick," the article says. 
"His long and significant list of 'firsts' 
must be noted in any history of the de- 
velopment of our field." 

In addition to his work with the 
Divinity School and Duke Hospital, Dr. 
Dicks is editor of "Religion and Health" 
magazine, and general editor of the Pas- 
toral Aid Series of the Westminster 

He was the first full-time chaplain of 
a general hospital in the United States 

to keep detailed records of his work, and 
was also the first teacher of clinical pas- 
toral training in a general hospital, along 
with A. Philip Guiles. He, with Richard 
C. Cabot, wrote the first professional 
book on ministry to the sick. 

Dr. Dicks' article, "The Art of Minis- 
tering to the Sick," also appears in the 
same magazine. 

True Desire Can Bring Peace 

A real desire for peace on both sides 
has brought peace to America in the past 
when the development of a full-scale war 
appeared unavoidable, Dr. Alexander De- 
Conde told the Trinity College Historical 

Dr. DeConde, new research associate 
in the History Department, spoke on 
"The Diplomacy of Peace, 1787-1800." 

Long before the 20th century, the 
United States.was engaged in limited con- 
flicts and prepared for a full-scale war, 
he said. 

Before 1800 the United States and 
Prance were in such a situation. But 
the desire for peace and high quality 
statesmanship brought lasting peace. 

On the American side, President John 
Adams believed that the United States 
could get a better deal, if necessary, with 
military and diplomatic power, and the 
key United States negotiator, William 
Vans Murray, disclosed that his govern- 
ment would meet France half way but 
America's honor would not permit her 
to go more than half way. 

During the crises, according to Dr. De- 
Conde, President Adams "revered the 
qualities of real statesmanship ; he placed 
country above politics and peace above 
war. His behavior was that of a states- 
man who was not haunted by the shadow 
of coming elections and the vagaries of 
political opportunism." 

Advice on Giving Advice 

Some advice on how to give advice was 
offered members of the North Carolina 
Philosophical Society at the University 
of North Carolina by Dr. Charles A. 
Baylis, Duke professor of philosophy. 

Speaking on "Some Paradoxes of 
Moral Obligation," Dr. Baylis posed this 
question : 

"Suppose you were asked to give ad- 
vice to the President and you were the 
best informed person on the subject. 
After giving your advice, the President 
said that he would leave the question up 
to you to decide. Would you do what 
the President thought was right or what 
you thought was right even though it 
might reflect upon the President for tak- 


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ing advice he did not fully understand?" 
Dr. Baylis answered like this : 
"What ought we to do when confronted 
with an important choice? Should we 
•choose that alternative which objectively 
is best, or that which we think is best, 
or that which on the evidence is most 
probably the best?" 

It would be best to do the thing giving 
the best results; but we cannot know 
what the future holds. 

"We are said to be moral if we do 
what we believe is best even if we are 
wrong," he declared. "But this in only 
subjective morality and the harm that 
good people can do through ignorance 
is tremendous. 

"It is our duty to do the best we can 
both morally and intellectually to fall 
into neither kind of error. Therefore, 
what we ought to do is to chose that 
action, which on the evidence available 
to us, is most probably the best. This 
is our duty. 

"If we do it, we have done what is 
right even though through misadventure 
what we do happens to turn out badly. 
We could not reasonably have been ex- 
pected to choose anything other than 
what the evidence indicates to be the 
best thing we can do," he concluded. 

Guiding Change for Best 

There is no need to be unduly con- 
cerned about change, so long as the tran- 
sition is sensible and orderly, Dean Her- 
bert J. Herring said recently. 

This view was stressed by Dr. Herring 
as principal speaker at a luncheon ses- 
sion of the annual Symposium on Ac- 
counting and Taxation held at Duke. 

Before he began his remarks, Dr. Her- 
ring said they had no reference to the 
recent national election. 

"We have always had change with us, 
and history indicates that we always 
shall," he emphasized. "Change has po- 
tentialities for good or evil, and it is 
the individual responsibility of those who 
live in a democracy to see that the change 
is for the good." 

"There comes a time when the status 
quo has to be amended, and it is the 
responsibility of each of us to see that 
the change is approached in an intelli- 
gent manner. The chief responsibility 
for this lies with our citizens who . are 
best equipped by education and training," 
Dr. Herring concluded. 

A Plan for Durham 

Dr. Howard E. Jensen, professor of 
sociology at Duke, in a recent speech be- 
fore the Social Planning Council of Dur- 

ham, outlined a broad program for bring- 
ing local social agencies closer to private 
citizens in carrying out their services 
and planning for future growth. 

He called for what he termed an 
"audit" of local social agencies by in- 
terested citizens. He also asked for a 
long-term social research program to 
study Durham's needs and find remedies 
for them. 

The "audit" Dr. Jensen asked for 
would be in the form of an investigation 
of what social agencies are, what they 
are doing, and how they are spending 
the money given them each year. 

As outlined by Dr. Jensen, the pro- 
gram would begin with the appointment 

of a steering committee to receive nomi- 
nations of interested citizens to study each 
agency. The steering committee would 
then select a subcommittee to study each 
agency with the condition that the mem- 
bers of the subcommittee would be ap- 
proved by the agency in question. 

He said that the auditing is "The only 
effective means available to overcome the 
contributor resistance which roots in their 
resentment against the constantly mount- 
ing agency budgets . . . . " The audit- 
ing committees could give the citizens an 
insight into the agencies and thus enlist 
their support, Dr. Jensen added. 

He warned that the local problems will 
not be solved in a short span of time. 

Faculty Emeriti No. 3 .Joseph Perm Breedlove 

Joseph Penn 
Breedlove was 
graduated from 
Trinity College in 
1898. In that 
same year he was 
appointed Librar- 
ian of Trinity 
College by Presi- 
dent John Erank- 
lin Kilgo, and 
when in the next 
year the library 
was reorganized it contained 10,000 vol- 

It was in 1939 that Mr. Breedlove 
first retired to the post of Librarian 
Emeritus, after more than 40 years of 
service. Trinity had become Duke, and 
the University's library at that time was 
already approaching the 1,000,000-vol- 
ume mark. He had observed the results 
of diligent labor. 

Mr. Breedlove's devoted interest in the 
library and its affairs did not expire 
then, nor has it diminished since. In 
fact, for a period of three years between 
1943 and 1946, he returned to the post 
of librarian when his first successor. Dr. 
John J. Lund, took a leave of absence 
to enter civilian war work. . In 1946 the 
present librarian, Dr. Ben Powell "26. 
became his second successor. 

Mr. Breedlove still maintains an of- 
fice in the West Campus building, which 
he visits several mornings each week, 
doing what he terms "little jobs for the 
library" from which he professes to de- 
rive a great deal of pleasure. 

But perhaps his major project has 

been one that was conceived during the 
period of his first retirement, launched 
with the second, and which promises now 
to bear fruit. 

"When I was made Librarian Emeri- 
tus," he recalls, "several people suggested 
that I write a history of the library, since 
I had been with it so long. Among those 
who suggested this were the late Presi- 
dent Flowers and Dr. Harvie Branscomb, 
at that time Director of Libraries at 
Duke and now president of Vanderbilt 
University. So I undertook to follow 
their suggestions. 

"Since 1946 I have been working on 
it. I have finished it, and Dr. Powell 
is reading my manuscript. I am not a 
historian and shall not call my book a 
history of the library, but a story of the 

As might be suspected, he has other 
interests not necessarily confined to 
books and manuscripts. 

Mrs. Breedlove and I have three chil- 
dren," he reminds one. "They are mar- 
ried and have their own homes. We 
have eight grandchildren : six girls and 
two boys. One of my chief pleasures 
is visiting them and having them visit 
us. They all live more than an hundred 
miles from us." 

Mr. Breedlove is a familiar and es- 
teemed figure on the Duke University 
campus. The products of his years are 
risible to the most casual observer who 
steps through the tall doors of the li- 
brary building. And there are many 
who anticipate with keen pleasure the 
arrival of the book upon which he has 
worked so diligently since 1946. 

January, 1953 


Cagers Score, but Lack Defensive Strength 

Coach Hal Bradley's hardwood Blue 
Devils, in early season games, have 
exhibited strong scoring power but have 
been weak on defense. Even in losing 
three of their first seven games, they 
have averaged nearly 90 points per con- 
test, but opponents' averages have been 
almost as high, one of them, in fact, 
scoring- 113 points against the Big Blue 
to establish a record for the most tallies 
ever made against a Duke team. 


Duke's Groatless basketball team 
opened the 1952-53 hardwood campaign 
with a convincing, 94-88 win over the 
Commodores from Vanderbilt. In the 
various pre-season ratings the visitors 
were rated as one of the two top teams 
in the Southeastern Conference, and the 

win did much to boost the prestige of 
the Blue Devils. 

Six of the Dukes hit double figures in 
the scoring column, w r ith Forward Rudy 
Lacy pacing the attack with IS points. 
Two steady guards, Juniors Bill Reigel 
and Rudy D'Emilio, contributed 15 mark- 
ers apiece. Lefty Driesell, Burnie Ja- 
nicki, and Herky Lamley scored 13, 12, 
and 11 points, respectively. The well- 
balanced attack gave the Blue Devil parti- 
sans hopes for a successful season, al- 
though Mr. Basketball at Duke, Dick 
Groat, has used his eligibility. 

The game's outstanding individual was 
Vandy's Dan Finch, who burned the cords 
for 30 points with a wide assortment of 

The intersectional contest established 
a new total scoring record for the Duke 

Murray, Players Receive Many Honors 

Grid Coach Bill Murray and many of 
the members of the 1952 Blue Devils, 
winners in eight of their ten games, have 
received various and sundry post season 

The United Press named the popular 
Murray its Coach of the Year in the 
Southern Conference. Murray was also 
named Coach of the Week for the nation 
after the Dukes held the potent Volun- 
teers of Tennessee to a net of 25 yards 
rushing in their third game of the season. 
Since joining 
the coaching 
ranks, Murray has 
compiled an envi- 
able record of 132 
wins, 31 losses, 
and six ties. 

Giant Tackle 
Ed Meadows from 
Oxford, N. C, has 
drawn tht most 
attention from the 
All - this or that 
selectors. Collier's Magazine named Ed 
to a first team berth on its All-American 
team, and both the Associated and United 
Press named the Duke star to second 
team tackle position. 

In addition Meadows won All-South, 
All-Conference, and All-State recogni- 

The award by Collier's was unique this 
season in that the magazine named only 
eleven players to its first team. They 

were judged on their offensive and de- 
fensive abilities. 

On the All-South squad picked by the 
AP Duke's Dick Sommers was named 
along with Meadows. Sommers took the 
safety position. The only other first 
team selection from the Big Four area 
was End Jack Lewis of Wake Forest. 

Murray's boys captured eight of the 
22 spots on the All-Conference first team. 
Truett Grant and Carl Bonin were the 
offensive guards, and Capt. Louis Tepe 
took the center post. Worth Lutz nailed 
down one of the offensive backfield spots. 
Meadows and Bobby Burrows won berths 
on the defensive eleven at tackle and 
guard, respectively. John Carey was 
named as one of the two linebacker with 
Sommers at safety. 

Howard Pitt, Carl Holben, Tank Law- 
rence, and Joe Hands were on the second 

The center and captain of the 1952 
squad, Louis Tepe, won the annual 
Jacobs Blocking Trophy. This trophy 
is presented to the outstanding blocker 
in the Southern Conference as determined 
by a vote of the sports writers. The 
award was established in memory of the 
late William Plumer Jacobs, a native 
of South Carolina. 

Tepe is the first center in history to 
win the award. Jack Kistler, Duke full- 
back and winner of the trophy last year, 
placed third in the voting. Kistler was 
handicapped during the past campaign 
with injuries. 

Indoor Stadium. The 182 points broke 
the old mark of 178 set last year when 
Coach Hal Bradley's forces blasted the 
Gamecocks of South Carolina, 96-82. 
Another record could easily have been 
established as the two teams together 
made 85 tries from the free throw line. 

During the hard-fought game the score 
was deadlocked 14 times, and the Dukes 
held a five-point halftime advantage. 

Wake Forest 

In their first test in Southern Confer- 
ence play the greatly improved Deacons 
of Wake Forest, led by two brilliant per- 
former's, Dickie Hemric and Jack Wil- 
liams, handed the Big Blue a 91-86 de- 

Phenomenal shooting from the floor 
gave the boys from Baptist Hollow the 
victory. Coach Murray Greason's visitors 
hit better than 50 per cent of their tries. 

Hemric, a star as a freshman last year, 
showed even better form and promises to 
develop into one of the greatest basket- 
ball players that North Carolina has ever 
seen. Greason has as an assistant this 
year Bones McKinney, former profes- 
sional star with the Washington Capi- 
tols who played college ball at both N. C. 
State and North Carolina, and Hemrie's 
great improvement at the pivot reflects 
McKinney's hard work. The Jonesboro 
native was the high scorer for both 
teams with 28 points. He was followed 
closely by Forward Jack Williams, who 
returned to Wake Forest this year after 
serving in the armed forces. Williams 
contributed 25 points. 

Duke was led by Lacy, the most im- 
proved player on the squad, with 20 
points. D'Emilio and Reigel scored 16 
and 13, respectively. 

The game was never as close as the 
final count might indicate. At one time 
the Deacs possessed a 15 point margin, 
and the losers narrowed this in the last 
quarter with Wake Forest trying to 
freeze the ball. Duke narrowed the mar- 
gin to 88-84 with a minute left in the 
game, but diminutive Guard Billy Liles 
broke free for a lay-up to put the game 
on ice. 

Washington and Lee 

Winning their first Conference game 
of the season and evening their loop rec- 
ord at one win and a loss, the Big Blue 
scored a flurry of baskets in the final 
period to bury the Generals of Washing- 


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ton and Lee under a 91-80 count. 

Reigel and D'Emilio led the scoring 
with 21 points each. They were followed 
closely by Lacy and Janicki with 18 and 
17. The individual scoring honors, how- 
ever, were captured by Jim Rick of the 
Generals with 24 markers. 

Duke led 55-53 going into the last quar- 
ter, but they increased the spread with 
36 points in the last ten minutes. The 
36-point total is believed to be a con- 
ference record for points scored in a 

The victory margin was established at 
the free throw line where the winners 
hit 17 of 20 charity tosses. 

Trailing for the first period, the Dukes 
gained the lead after three minutes had 
elapsed in the second stanza, and they 
were never again headed. Each time the 
Durham lads threatened to make it a one- 
sid?d game, the Generals staged a de- 
tej nined rally to thwart the attempt. 


Ooaeh Bradley's Blue Devil netters 
chalked up their second conference win 
at the expense of Davidson College in 
Duke Indoor Stadium on Dec. 16 by a 
94-67 count. 

As has been customary in early season 
games, five players reached double figures 
in the scoring column. The attack was 
led by junior center Rudy Lacy, who 
tallied 17 points. He was tied for in- 
dividual high scoring honors by Gerald 
King of the Wildcats. Janicki trailed 
Lacy by a point, and Ronnie Mayer, 
Riegel, and Don Cashman contributed 
12, 11, and 12 markers respectively. 

The Dukes jumped into an early lead 
and increased it throughout the game. 
The visitors trailed 25-8 at the conclu- 
sion of the initial period. 

Bradley swept the bench, and many of 
the reserves saw as much action as the 
starters. Rudy D'Emilio, who was kept 
out of the double figures for the first 
time this season paced the floor game 
with Riegel also turning in a very com- 
mendable preformance. Reserve fresh- 
man guard Joe Belmont looked good in 
the last half with the other freshman on 
the squad, Mayer, playing his usual 
steady game. 

George Dudley and Pappy Fowle 
turned in fine games in a losing cause. 


Duke's once-beaten basketball team 
downed the University of Tennessee, 89- 
82, for its second win of the season 
against a Southeastern Conference five. 
The game was played in Knoxville on 
Dec. 13. 

The 89 points kept the Big Blue 

The 1953 Dnke Blue Devils of the hoop-and-board are captained by three 
junior lettermen. Shown above, they are, left to right, Rudy Lacy, center; 
Bernie Janicki, forward ; and Rudy D 'Emilio, guard. The Dukes this year 
are a young team and without all-important experience. Most sports ob- 
servers are pointing to next year as the big one. 

average up above the 90 point per game 
mark for the first three games. 

Rudy D'Emilio, junior guard, ripped 
the cords for 25 points and individual 
honors for the evening. D'Emilio's 
points came mostly on long set shots 
and driving lay-ups. Forward Bernie 
Janicki showed promise of returning to 
his form of last year as he pumped in 
22 markers. This figure brought another 
Blue Devil up above a 10 point per game 

The outcome of the game was never 
in question as the Dukes jumped into a 
commanding lead and stood off all threats 
by the Volunteers. 

Coach Bradley substituted freely in an 
effort to find the best combination before 
serious conference competition begins 
after Christmas. Of the reserves, Sopho- 
more Herky Lamley played outstanding- 
ball, getting a large share of rebounds 
and scoring 14 points. 


Duke's basketeers journeyed to the 
City of Brotherly Love during the holi- 
days and lost a 67-64 verdict to the Tem- 
ple Owls in Convention Hall. 

At halftime, Temple enjoyed a small 
advantage, but they widened the margin 
in the third and the first part of the 
fourth quarters. 

The Blue Devils staged a rally near 
the end that fell a little short of the 
mark. The score was 65-58, when re- 
serve guard Fred Shable hit two straight 
and D'Emilio chipped in with one to give 

the winners a one point spread. With 
a minute left the defense was caught 
asleep and a long pass up court to an 
guarded Owl produced the victory. 

Bernie Janicki paced the losers with 
22 points. 

George Washington 

On Monday before Christmas in the 
Nation's Capital, the Dukes received one 
of their most humiliating defeats on 
record as the Colonials of George Wash- 
ington scored a 113-87 triumph. It was 
the second straight loss for the Devils 
and evened their conference record at 
2-2 and left them with a 4-3 seasonal 

The first quarter was about even, but 
the winners held a 47-38 margin at in- 
termission. An excellent second half in 
which they scored 66 points put the game 
out of reach of the locals. During this 
half George Washington seemed to con- 
nect with anything and everything that 
they tried. 

Joe Holup was a giant on both offense 
and defense as he poured in 33 points 
for individual honors for the contest. 
Four other George Washington players 
hit in the double figures. They were Joe 
Silverman, John Holup, Elliot Karver, 
and Walt Devlin. 

The only bright spot for the invaders 
from Durham was the shooting of Bernie 
Janicki and Rudy D'Emilio. Janicki 
continued his high-scoring antics with 23 
points, while Rudy contributed 15. 
(See SPORTS on Page 28) 

January, 1953 




1. Michael Weil. Kenneth Louis Weil '47. New York, New York. 

2. John Daniel Kennedy. Jr. Patricia Willard Kennedy (Mrs. J. D.) 
'49. Providence, R. I. Coma Cole Willard (Mrs. Walter B.)"22 

3. Noeman Keith Brooks. Keith Brooks '45. Pittsburgh, Pa. 

4. John Jackson. Boebt Jackson. Anne Ipock Jackson '46. Del- 
wood S. Jackson '48. Selma. Ala. 

5. Johnny Seward. Steve Seward. Til Patty Seward '47. John E. 
Seward '44. Elizabethtown, Tenn. 

6. Phyllis Karmazin. Michael L. Karmazin '42. Raleigh, N. C. 

7. David Storey- Barnes. Mary Hendricks Barnes '49. David A. 
Barnes '49. Rochester. Minn. 

8. Ophelia Gray Faulkner. Ophelia Grav Faulkner (Mrs. D. J., 
Jr.) '48. Jacksonville. Fla. 


Duke Alumni Register 


Charlotte Corbin, '35, Editor 


John E. Moss '36, M.D. '40, Mobile, Ala. 
Jean Williams Moss (Mrs. J. E.) '42, Mo- 
bile, Ala. 
Martin G. Williams, Jr. '52, Victorville, 

Richard McAnineh '35, Bedford, Ohio. 
Carl H. King '24, Salisbury, N. C. 
E. H. Nease, Jr. '45, B.D. '48, Asheville, 

N. C. 
Ens. William B. Wilmer '51, Norfolk, Va. 
Lena Mac Smith Wilmer (Mrs. W. B.) '51, 

Norfolk, Va. 
Adrian E. Brown '16, A.M. 30, B.D. '31, 

Grifton, N. C. 
P. D. Midgett, Jr. '22, Engelhard, N. C. 
George E. Midgett '48, Durham, N. C. 
George M. Wolff B.S.E.E. '46, Scotia, N. Y. 
Vann Secrest, Jr. '43, Monroe, N. C. 
A/C Paul M. Wood '55, Stallings Air Base, 

N. C. 
Peg Wilkinson '47, Richmond, Va. 
Ens. Eichard E. Thigpen, Jr. '51, Norfolk, 

Janet "Babe" Moran Tyer (Mrs. W. B.) 

'44, Greensboro, N. C. 
William B. Tyer '43, Greensboro, N. C. 
Barbara Pries Harrison (Mrs. F. P.) '43, 

Williamsville, N. Y. 
Fenton F. Harrison '43, Williamsville, 

N. Y. 
Earl J. Norris B.S.E.E. '49, Charlotte, N. 


Classes having reunions at Commence- 
ment, 1953, are as follows: '03, Golden 
Anniversary; '17; '18; '19; '20; '28, Silver 
Anniversary; '32; '33; '34; '43, Tenth Tear 


Next Reunion: Commencement, 1953 

President: John 0. Durham 
LEON C. LARKIN, formerly superinten- 
dent of the Methodist Orphanage, Ealeigh, 
N. C, is pastor of First Methoidst Church, 
Roanoke Rapids, N. C. He was succeeded 
by FORREST D. HEDDEN B.D. '36 as su- 
perintendent of the Orphanage. 

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Silver Anniversary: Commencement, 1951 

President: Robert L. Hatcher 
'31, B.D. '32, pastor of Dilworth Methodist 
Church, Charlotte, N. C, lives at 601 East 
Boulevard, Charlotte 3. He and his wife 
have three children, Charles Phillips, Jr., 
17, Joseph Nuel, 13, and Mary Lynn, 10. 
in Stedman, N. C. He has five children: 

Aquilla H. Joyner, Jr. '42, New Orleans, 

James C. Harrill '50, Charlotte, N. C. 
James R. Simpson '24, Charlotte, N. C. 
Sherwood D. Smith '50, Nashville, Tenn. 
Patricia Collins Smith (Mrs. S. D.) '50, 

Nashville, Tenn. 
C. Heber Smith '43, Ridgefield, N. J. 
Claire H. Flowers '49, Atlanta, Ga. 
Peter E. Wile '46, New York, N. Y. 
Richard P. Griffin '36, Maplewood, N. J. 
Edward A. Stonesifer, Jr. '42, Baltimore, 

James H. Smith '50, Mount Airy, N. C. 
Paul E. Horton, '44, Metamora, Mich. 
Sally Jossman Horton (Mrs. Paul E.) '43, 

Metamora, Mich. 
Ens. Harry A. Orr, Jr. '51, Enka, N. C. 
Ietje Van Dobbenburgh Orr (Mrs. H. A.) 

'51, Enka, N. C. 
Floride Green '33, Belton, S. C. 
Elsie Scoggins Graham (Mrs. L. E.) '27, 

Durham, N. C. 
Ens. Robert D. Lewis '51, Norfolk, Va. 
C. G. Scott '24, LL.B. '32, Washington, 

D. C. 
Ernest E. Beamer '44, Lockport, N. Y. 
Roy M. Booth '31, Greensboro, N. C. 
Carol Seeley Scott (Mrs. H. A.) '41, Dur- 
ham, N. C. 

Pattie Gunter Dimmitte Townsley, a mis- 
sionary in Belgian Congo, Africa ; Joel 
Powell, an engineer with Western Electric ; 
William, with the United Air Lines of Hono- 
lulu, T. N. ; Robert Marvin Dimmette M.D., 
a pathologist at the United States Naval 
Hospital, Annapolis, Md. ; and JAMES ED- 
WIN DIMMETTE '48, M.D. '51, resident 
physician, Harris Hospital, Fort Worth, 

M.), who lives at 131*4 Riverview Avenue, 
Wilmington 6, Del., has three children: 
Martha Elizabeth, 11, Linus Marvin III, 
9, and William Candler, 5. She writes that 
she is so busy in "all the P.T.A.'s and 
mother's groups in this and that" she has 
no time for her own activities. 
A. BUSH ENOS, an industrial engineer 
with Kingan and Company in Richmond, 
Va., lives at 803 Baldwin Road in Rich- 
mond. He and his wife have two children, 
Rebecca Anne, aged 11, and Alvan Bush, 
Jr., aged 5. 

FRED GRIGG of Gastonia, N. C, has been 
appointed supervisor of recreation in the 
State Prisons Department. 
who received his M.D. degree from Jeffer- 

son Medical College in 1934, has a general 
practice in New Bern, N. C. He is mar- 
ried and has two daughters, Lucy Olivia, 
aged 10, and Mary Varden, aged six. 
lives with her family at Edgewood Park, 
Front Royal, Va. She has two children, 
Eva Patricia, aged 11, and Winfred Eu- 
gene, Jr., aged 8. She is very active in 
civic organizations. 

DR. ALFORD J. HOLTON is a physician 
in Fallston, N. C. He and his wife have 
four children, Dean Gildey, aged 16, Quin- 
ton, II, aged 14, Mary Gail, aged 13, and 
Alfred Jesse, Jr., aged 12. 
JOSEPH M. HUNT, JR., is connected with 
the Wimbish Insurance Agency in Greens- 
boro, N. C. He and his wife, who live at 
3308 Starmount Drive, Greensboro, have 
two children, Joseph M., Ill "Jody" and 
Etta Elizabeth "Lib." 

WILFORD G. JONES is safety director 
of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, 
Winston-Salem, N. C. He has three chil- 
dren, Wilford G., Jr., Robert M., and Pa- 
tricia, and makes his home at 321 Gloria 
Avenue, Winston-Salem. 
SON J.) is a homemaker and also a teacher 
at Oakley High School, Biltmore, N. O, 
and lives at 58 Oakley Road, Biltmore Sta- 
tion, Asheville, N. C. She has one daugh- 
ter, Margaret Rowland, 15. 
JOHN E. MOORE of 2408 Berkley Ave- 
nue, R-oanoke, Va., is president both of 
the National Paper and Chemical Company 
in Memphis, Tenn., and of the Virginia 
Paper and Chemical Company in Roanoke. 
He has two sons, Donald Rodger, aged 
eight, and John Randolfs, aged four. 
WILLIAM B. NEWBOLD is retail store 
manager of Sears, Roebuck and Co., in 
Baton Rouge, La., where his address is 1612 
Cleon Avenue. 

GEORGE R.), who lives at 1136 S. Edge- 
mont Avenue, Gastonia, N. C, is executive 
secretary of Gaston County Chapter, 
American Red Cross. 

'28, A.M. '30, Ph.D. '33, of 324 Woodrow 
Avenue, High Point, N. C, is head of the 
Department of Mathematics, High Point 
College. She and her husband, who is pas- 
tor of Green Street Baptist Church in High 
Point, have three children, Raynor, aged 
12, Roma, aged nine, and Ralph, aged six. 
ter of Glenwood Methodist Church, Greens- 
boro, N. C, where he lives at 1505 Glen- 
wood Avenue. He has two children, BETTY 
JR. '52, who is now in Duke's Divinity 
ROBERT G. TUTTLE '28, B.D. '34 and 

January, 1953 


308 Walnut Street, Statesville, N. C, where 
he is minister of Broad Street Methodist 
Church. He is listed in Who's Who in 
Methodism, is a member of the Western 
North Carolina Conference Board of Mis- 
sions, was Methodist Exchange Minister to 
England in 1951, and is author of a book- 
let, Some Essential Methodist Beliefs. In 
the family there are three children, Eliza- 
beth Jane, 18, Kathleen Allen, 14, and 
Robert Gregory, 11. 

THOMAS P. WHEELER is owner of the 
W. & H. Clothing Company, Rockingham, 
N. C, with branch stores in Laurinburg, 
N. C, and Hartsville, S. C. He has one 
son, Thomas P., Jr., aged seven. 
JAMES A.) of 445 Elliott Avenue, Sanford, 
Pla., teaches at Sanford Grammar School. 
She and her husband have five children: 
Jean, 17; Margaret, 16; Mary Ann, 14; 
James A., Jr., 12; and Roy A., nine. Since 
she cannot attend the Silver Anniversary 
Reunion, she says : "Hello everybody in 
Class of 1928 — if any of you are ever in 
my vicinity please stop and see me. Best 
regards to all — I'll surely be with you in 
spirit ! " 

'30 - 

President: William M. Werber 
BRUTON L. MUMFORD is a dentist, and 
lives at B-6x Garden Apartments, 833 N. 
Avenue, Macon, Ga. 


President: John Calvin Dailey 
CLARICE BOWMAN '31, A.M. '37, of 
Columbia, S. C, is assistant professor of re- 

ligious education at High Point College, 
High Point, N. C. In addition to conduct- 
ing classes in the Principles of Religious 
Education, Church Worship and Ministry, 
and Teachings of the Old Testament, she 
helps in an advisory capacity with various 
religious organizations on the campus. 
BARBARA SHAW B.S.N.Ed. '52, and 
SAMUEL C. WELCH, who were married 
June 10, reside at 374-E Paces Ferry Road, 
N.E., Atlanta, Ga. Mr. Welch is working 
with the Veterans' Administration. 

'32 > 

Next Reunion: Commencement, 1953 
President: Robert D. (Shank) Warwick 
DONALD C. AGNEW A.M. '32, Ph.D. '36, 
formerly President of Coker College, is with 
the Division of Social Service, Oglethorpe 
University, Atlanta, Ga. 
For the past two years LAURA SEELEY 
'33 have been living in Athens, Greece, 
where he is chief engineer for a large irri- 
gation and power project. Laura came to 
the States last summer and a son, Walter 
Seeley, was born on June 4. The Caplings 
sailed on September 5 for another two years 
in Greece, their address being c/o Ebasco 
Services, 2 Gladstonas Street, Athens, 
Greece. They have two other children, Ron- 
nie, 10, and Susan, eight. 

'33 > 

Next Reunion: Commencement, 1953 

President : John D. Minter 
NORMAN F. ROSS '35 of 2811 Chelsea 
Circle, Durham, announce the birth of a 

son, David Lee, on Sept. 5. They also have 

a daughter, Marion Lee. 

C. P. STEVICK '33, M.D. '37 has recently 

become associated with V. A. Hospital 88, 

1025 E. H. Crump Boulevard, Memphis, 


ROBERT M. VAUGHAN, formerly special 
assistant to the United States Attorney 
General conducting off-shore oil litigation, 
has opened his office for the practice of law 
in association with the firm of King, Noble 
& Sonosky, 1028 Connecticut Avenue, Wash- 
ington 6, D. C. 

'34 - 

Next Reunion: Commencement, 1953 
President: The Reverend Robert M. Bird 
The marriage of MRS. EMBREE SLACK 
BOOHER to Charles B. Humphrey of Pierre, 
S. D., took place Nov. 1 in Riverside Park 
Methodist Church, Jacksonville, Fla., and 
they are residing at 2859 Lydia St. in 
Jacksonville. Mrs. Humphrey is young 
adult program director for the Jacksonville 
Y.M.C.A. Her husband serves in the regu- 
lar Navy and is with a carrier air group 
at Cecil Field. 

JOHN BRYCE B.S.E. is connected with 
the employee relations department, salary 
classification division of E. I. du Pont 
deNemours and Company, Inc., Wilmington, 


President : Frank J. Sizemore 
A. LYMAN WRIGHT, of Wellsburg, R. D. 
No. 1, N. Y., is operating a poultry and 
beef farm. 


Painting 8/ Papering Contractor 


Office $ Show Rooms 

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We Have Served Duke University, Faculty, and 
Alumni, for 4? Years 


Duke Alumni Register 


President: Dr. Kenneth A. Podger 
A son, Marshall James III, was born on 
Sept. 23 to Dr. and MRS. M. J. BROOKS, 
JR. (REBECCA WILLIS) of Atlanta, 
Tex. They have one other child, Kathleen, 
who is 10. A graduate of Baylor Univer- 
sity, Dr. Brooks is a physician and surgeon 
at Brooks Hospital-Clinic in Atlanta. 

'38 - 

President: Russell Y. Cooke 
MR. and Mrs. B. TROY FERGUSON, JR., 
of Bronxville, N. Y., announce the birth 
of a son, Benjamin Troy III, on Oct. 25. 
MAJOR JAMES C. STOBIE has returned 
from three years in Panama and is now at 
9600 TSU, Camp Gordon, Ga. He is mar- 
Tied to the former JANE COPE, and they 
Tiave two children, a daughter, 3 Vi , and a 
son, 2. 


President: Edmund S. Swindell, Jr. 
BASIL M.) R.N., B.S.N., of 336 62nd 
Street, Newport' News, Va., is supervisor of 
the operation room at Riverside Hospital 
in Newport News. She has two daughters, 
Lorena and Shirley. 


President: John D. MaeLauchlan 
<HJY A. BATTLE, JR. '40, A.M. '47, Ph.D. 
'51, is a member of the Department of Eng- 
lish at the University of Kentucky, Lexing- 
ton, Ky. 

CARL M. HAMSHER A.M. of 835 Cornell 
Avenue, Drexel Hill, Pa., is a teacher in 
U"pper Darby Senior High School. 


President: Andrew L. Ducker, Jr. 
member of the management committee and 
manager of public and government relations 
of International Petroleum, a subsidiary of 
Standard Oil Company of New Jersey. He 
is also director of Esso Gas Company of 
Peru, S. A. He and his wife, who live 
at 925 Bilboa Street, Orrantia del Mar, 
Lima, Peru, have three daughters, Sandra, 
Brenda, and Bettina. 

BAYNE SPARKS was recently made 
eastern manager of the American Builder 
with the Simmons-Boardman Publishing 
Corporation. He lives at 30 Lynwood 
Road, Verona, N. J., and has two sons: 
Rick, aged six, and Michael, aged six 
months. His business address is 30 Church 
Street, New York, N. Y. 


turned from Germany after 66 months of 
Army service. In Germany he was pilot 
for General Striekler. 

W. DUNN '43 live at 2274 Philadelphia 
Drive, Dayton 6, Ohio, where he manages 
the Dayton office of the Goodyear Tire and 
Rubber Company. They have a new 
daughter, Christie Ann, born Aug. 9. 
ALBERT Y. KEMP, who was married to 
Miss Joan Shirley Rubado on June 28, is 
associated with his father in the insurance 
business and lives at Apt. 2-C, 111 Smith 
Lane, Syracuse, N. Y. 

JOHN B. BITTER, JR., a research chemist 
for Koppers Koke, has a research fellow- 
ship at Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh, Pa., 
where his home address is 24 Roycroft 

R. H. ("HAP") SPUHLER, a major in 
the United States Marine Corps, is sta- 
tioned at Albuquerque, N. M., where he is 
with the NROTC Unit at the University of 
New Mexico. He and his wife have two 
children, Bobby, six, and Barbara Ann, 

The marriage of EDWARD A. STONESI- 
FER, JR., to Dorothy Edith Lancaster took 
place on Nov. 22 at Saint Mark's Methodist 
Church, Baltimore, Md., and they visited 
the Alumni Office on their wedding trip. 
They are now at home at 614 Cooks Lane, 
Apt. 102, Baltimore 29. 

Little Phyllis Karmazin, whose picture is 
on the Sons and Daughters page this month, 
is the daughter of MICHAEL L. and Betty 
KARMAZIN of 1922 Smallwood Drive, 
Raleigh, N. C. "Mike" is line coach for 
the N. C. State College football team. 


President: Roger L. Marshall 
WILLIAM W. DODSON, JR., of 2212 N. 
2nd Street, Harrisburg, Pa., recently re- 

Tenth Year Reunion: Commencement, 

President : Thomas R. Howerton 
DELBERT L. ACHUFF, JR., was ordained 
to the Christian ministry at The Christian 
Temple, Lakemont, N. Y., on Oct. 26. 
M.) and her husband announce the birth 
of a third child, Mark William, on Oct. 3. 
Their new address is Box 133, Rt. 1, Oak 
Harbor, Wash. 

On Oct. 26 Miss Mai Bell Conley, a grad- 
uate of the University of North Carolina, 
became the bride of BERNARD T. HUR- 
LEY, JR., son of Rev. B. T. HURLEY '11 
Kitrell, N. C. Mr. and Mrs. Hurley, Jr., 
are living in Chattanooga, Tenn., where he 
is associated with the Provident Life and 
Accident Insurance Company. 
(MRS. LOUIS F.) and her husband, who 
were married Sept. 13, are making their 
home at 747 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, 

Horace Ford Porter, husband of ADRI- 
ENNE COOK PORTER of 32 Greenwood 
Avenue, Chatham, N. J., succumbed on 
October 21, after a brief illness. Surviv- 

Weeks Motors Inc. 

408 GEER ST. 

Telephone 2139 

Durham, North Carolina 

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troubles from developing into 
expensive repairs. If you do so 
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Home of 
Specialized Automobile Service 

January, 1953 


Power Company 


Electric Service — 
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Street Transportation 

Tel. 2151 

Durham, N. C. 


of continuous service to Duke 
University Faculty, Adminis- 
tration and Alumni. 

HIBBERD Florist, Inc. 

Durham, N. C. 
Opposite the Washington Duke 


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Wear always the distinctive ring 
which tells the world you are proud 
of your college, proud of your class — 
with your class year on the sides and 
school name encircling the stone. 


Onyx (black) — Sardonyx (red) 

Synthetic Ruby (red) 

Synthetic Sapphire (blue) 

Topaz (yellow) — Amethyst (purple) 

Tourmaline (green) 

Massive 10K gold $48.00* 

Standard 10K gold $36.00* 

Ladies 10K miniature $29.50* 

* Plus 20 % sales tax 

State name of school, finger size, 

class year, stone desired. 

College Seal and Crest Co. 

236A Broadway, Cambridge 39, Mass. 

Manufacturers of College Jewelry 
Since 1875 

ing, in addition to his wife, are two daugh- 
ters, Susan Shepard and Laura Ford Por- 
ter, and a son, Horace Ford II, who was 
born Nov. 28, 1952. 

Weldon Snedacker. She and her husband 
are in Japan where Mrs. Snedacker is a 
housewife and is also employed at the 
United Seamen's Service. Her address is 
c/o United Seamen's Service, Box 285, A 
Avenue and 3rd Street, Yokohama, Japan. 
VANN V. SECBEST, JB., and his wife of 
210 Maurice Street, Monroe, N. C, an- 
nounce the birth Oct. 22 of a son, John 
Hunter Seerest. Little John's grandfather 
is V. V. SECBEST '16. 
J.) is a research analyst with AFSA 
Agency, Department of Defense. Washing- 
ton 25, D. C, and lives at 220 East Mason 
Avenue, Apartment D-4, Alexandria. Va. 


President: Matthew S. (Sandy) Bae 
B.S.M., M.D. '44 of 32 Arthur Drive, Al- 
bany, N. Y., announce the birth, June 27, 
of a son, Walter A. III. They have a 
daughter, Margaret Elizabeth, aged three. 
Dr. Gobbel is resident physician in Albany 

vids, Pa., works with the Philadelphia Of- 
fice of the Michigan Oven Company. 
a Captain in the United States Army sta- 
tioned at Letterman Army Hospital, San 
Francisco, Calif. 

JAMES A. JENSEN B.S.M.E., an indus- 
trial sales engineer with United States 
Gypsum Company, Inc., lives at 30 Cathe- 
dral Avenue, Hempstead, Long Island, N. Y. 
'52 of 203 Caroline Street, Ashland, Va., 
is a professor of philosophy at Bandolph- 
Macon College. 

BOBEET B.) who lives at P-2 Country- 
Club Homes, Baleigh, N. C, has a daugh- 
ter, Mary Claire, born July 4. Her hus- 
band received his Ph.D. degree from State 
College in June and is Dairy Extension 
Specialist at the College. 
NELL BEES, is now Mrs. Eugene AVhitfield 
Dabbs III, and lives at "Oaklawn," Mayes- 
ville, S. C. Her father is EDWABD J. 
BEES '31, of Nashville, Tenn. 
D. SALES B.S.C.E. announce the birth, 
Oct. 31, of a daughter, Mary Elizabeth. 
The family lives at M.B. 41. Easton, Pa., 
where he is an engineer with Tidewater 
Construction Corporation. 
On October 1, HEBMAN SMITH '44, LL.B. 
'52 of 1912 Walker Avenue, Greensboro, 
N. C, opened offices for the general prac- 
tice of law in the Jefferson Building, Boom 
316, Greensboro. 
JAMES B. WOLFE, JB. '44, LL.B. "50 

and his wife are the parents of a daugh- 
ter, Kathryn White, born Oct. 16. They 
live on Lake Drive, Greensboro, N. C, 
where he practices law. 

PATY SEWABD '47, live in Elizabethtown, 
Tenn., where "Bubber" works with the Paty 
Lumber Company. They have two sons,. 
Johnny and Steve, whose picture is on the 
Sons and Daughters Page of this issue. 
The Sewards' address is East Biverside, 


President: Charles B. Markham, Jr. 
(MBS. JOHN E.) lives at 152 Maple Ave.,. 
Altamont, N. Y., where her mailing ad- 
dress is P. O. Box 409. She and her hus- 
band have three children: John Edward, 
Jr., aged three; Barbara Jane, aged two; 
and Bryant Howard, born July 23. 
THUB S., JB.) of 119 Fayette Street, 
Winston-Salem, N. C, is a technical as- 
sistant with Western Electric Company in 

stock clerk with Braniff Airways, Lov& 
Field, Dallas, Texas, and lives at 4806 W. 
Hanover, Dallas 9. 

GBACE P. FOBD is in her second year at 
the Boston University School of Social 
Work, and as her field work placement is 
in the child guidance clinic at New Hamp- 
shire State Hospital. Her address until 
June, 1953, is Box 51, New Hampshire 
State Hospital, Concord, N. H. 
H.) and her husband have announced the 
birth of a daughter, Sally Dean, on Aug. 
26. They have one other child, James 
Crawford, two years old. The family lives 
at Fort Douglas, Salt Lake City, Utah, 
while Commander McGhee is stationed as 
Assistant Professor of Naval Science in 
the NEOTC Unit of the University of 
Utah. Their address is P. O. Box 2823, 
Fort Douglas. 

assistant pastor of First Presbyterian 
Church, Baleigh, N. C, and lives at 2306 
Hales Boad in Raleigh. 
DR. HENBY H. SWOPE, JR., '45 has 
twin girls two and one-half years old, and 
lives at 133 Selby Boulevard, Worthington, 
Ohio. He is an interne at Ohio State Uni- 
versity Hospital. 

(MBS. GOBDON J.) and her husband live 
at 6 Heatheridge, Ann Arbor, Mich. Mr. 
VanWylen, an alumnus of the University 
of Michigan and M.I.T., is an assistant pro- 
fessor in the engineering school of the Uni- 
versity of Michigan. 

(MBS. ARTHUR A.), her husband, and 
daughter, Carolyn, live at Vernon Manor 
Apts. B-216, 1 Fisher Drive, Mt. Vernon, 
N. Y. 


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KEITH BROOKS is with Carnegie-Illinois 
Steel Corporation. He and Mrs. Brooks 
have a year old son, Norman Keith Brooks, 
whose picture is on the Sons and Daugh- 
ters Page this month. They live at 864 
Homewood Drive, Pittsburgh 35, Pa. 


Lieutenant IRENE E. DERRICK is in the 
WAF, where her address is Box 2340, 
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. 
ROBEET) of 700 Shermer Road, Glenview, 
111., has one child, Mary Wood, aged two 

WILLIAM T.) and her husband, who were 
married Aug. 16, live at Hydetown Road, 
Titusville, Pa., where he is a partner in 
the Trans Perm Oil Company. 
resigned from the Army last May, lives at 
1421-B.E., 35th Street, Charlotte, N. C. He 
is a student at Davidson College. 
is stationed at Camp Lejeune, N. C. His 
home address is 1108 Butler Drive, Midway 
Park, N. C. 

Lieutenant DAVID SINGER has been 
called back to active duty with the United 
States Navy as ship's Training and Educa- 
tion officer. When his time is up in the 
fall of 1953, he expects to go to the Insti- 
tute of International Studies at the Univer- 
sity of Geneva to finish work on his Ph.D. 
degree, which was begun at New York 
University in 1948. His present address is 
U. S. S. Newport News, F. P. O., New 
York, N. Y. 

J. GARLAND WOLFE and his wife, of 
M-3 Country Culb Apts., Greensboro, N. 
C, announce the birth, Oct. 26, of a son, 
Joseph Garland, Jr. He is an insurance 
adjuster with The American Insurance 
Company in Greensboro. 
JACKSON with their two sons, John ■ and 
Bobby, live at 409 Young Street in Selma, 
Ala. A picture of the boys is on the Sons 
and Daughters Page this month. "Del" 
works for the Buckeye Cotton Oil Co. in 


WILLIAM E. DeBUTTS is a personnel 
executive with Ryerson Steel Company, Chi- 
cago, HI., and makes his home at 1404 
Bristol, Westchester, HI. 
GLENN L. HOOPER, JR. '47, LL.B. '52 
is with Salmon & Hooper, attorneys and 
counselors at law, with offices at Dunn and 
Lillington, N. C. 

HOLLIS W. HUSTON B.D. '47, Ph.D. '49 
is assistant professor of religion at South- 
ern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. 
He and Mrs. Huston, the former ANNIE 
LAURA COTTEN '45, have two children, 
Hollis, Jr., and Rebecca. 
Ph.D. '52 is teaching in the Department of 

History at Campbell College, Buie's Creek, 
N. C. 

The address of HARRY HAND McGEE, 
JR., '47, M.D. '51 is U. S. Navy Dispen- 
sary, Charleston, S. C. He was married 
Aug. 23 to Laurie Jane Solana of Savan- 
nah, Ga. 

KENMORE M. MeMANES, JR., formerly 
KENMORE M. BROWN, is a special agent 
with North America Companies, 627 E. 
Main Street, Richmond 19, Va. 
Miss Joyce Kavanagh became the bride of 
Nov. 7 in the United States Navy Chapel, 
Washington, D. C. They are making their 
home at 2323 N. 11th Street, Apt. 101, 
Arlington 1, Ya. 

The marriage of THOMAS J. SCAHILL, 
JR. to Helen Kathryn Jackson took place 
on Nov. 15 at Mount Vernon Place Meth- 
odist Church, Washington, D. C. They are 
living at Apt. No. 8, 6710 Lawndale, 
Houston, Texas. 

The address of HARRY L. WECHSLER 
'45, M.D., B.S.M. '47, who was recently dis- 

charged from the Navy, is 255 W. 90th 
Street, New York, N. Y. 

KENNETH L. WEIL says that his 9 
months old son, Michael David (see Sons 
and Daughters Page), a candidate for the 
class of 1972, is already rooting for the 
Duke football team. Kenneth is with Hein- 
sheimer Bros., Inc., in New York and the 
family lives at 3240 Henry Hudson Park- 
way, New York 63, N. Y. 


Circle, Sunset View, Maryville, Tenn., is 
associated with Blount Memorial Hospital 
as hospital administrator. He and his wife 
have two children, Carolyn Jean, six and 
Billie Anne, two. 

the engineering and planning department 
of Hays Aircraft Corporation, Birming- 
ham, Ala., where his address is Route 12, 
Box 920. 

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JOE ANNE FEY E.N. '52 was married to 
B.S.M. Nov. 1 at Central Presbyterian 
Church, MeKeesport, Pa. Dr. Lorenzen is 
associated with Tulane University Medical 
School, New Orleans, La., where he holds 
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M.F. '50 are the proud parents of a son, 
James Duncan Harlow, born Oct. 12. They 
live at 185 Guy Street, Concord, X. C. 
FEESON C.) E.N. lives at 234 Amherst 
Street, Winchester, Va. 

WILLIAM C. SMALLBACK, recently dis- 
charged from the service, has returned to 
Oakfield, N. Y., and is Field Scout Director 
of the Boy Scouts of America. His address 
is 9 S. Pearl Street, Oakfield. 
Little Ophelia Gray Faulkner, whose pic- 
ture is on the Sons and Daughters Page, 
is the seventeen months old daughter of 
Jeff Faulkner. They also have a brand 
new son, Jeff, Jr. The Faulkners live at 
1611 Mallory St., Jacksonville 5, Fla. 


married to Dr. Arnold H. Nevis on Sept. 
6. Their address is 100 Memorial Drive, 
Apt. 213 C, Cambridge 39, Mass. She is 
a nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital, 
Boston, Mass. 

ALLEN) and her husband of 2216 Eldred, 
Lakewood 7, Ohio, announce the birth, Sept. 
27, of a daughter, Jamie Jean. 
HENRY A. BIZZELL, JE., '49, B.D. '52 
is minister of the Methodist Church, Gates- 
ville, N. C. 

erford, N. J., was married to Knox Hazel- 
ton, also of Butherford, Sept. 10 in the 
chapel of the Church of the Transfigura- 
tion (Little Church Around the Corner), 
New York, N. Y. They live in Princeton, 
X. J., where Mr. Hazelton is attending 
Princeton University- Graduate School to 
complete the doctorate in chemistry. 
JAMES T. HAEEIS, JE., A.M. '49, Ph.D. 
'52 is a speetroscopist with Marshall Lab- 
oratory, E. I. DuPont Company, Philadel- 
phia, Pa., and lives at 1008 S. 46th Street, 
Philadelphia 43. 

BOSS HOETIN M.F. is teaching math, 
science, and chemistry at Crossville High 
School, Crossville, 111., where his address is 
Boute Xo. 2. He and his wife have two 
children, Eric John, three, and Janet Louise, 
17 months. 

OBA JOXES A.M. of Jonesboro, Ga., is an 
assistant professor of psychology at Win- 
throp College, Eock Hill, S. C. 

A second daughter, Andrea, was born on 
July 19 to ME. and Mrs. JOHX KAE- 
MAZIN, of 2327 Winston Court, Winston- 
Salem, N. C. 

The new address of JFLIA BAYNES 
KEEVAN '49, E.X. '52 and THOMAS J. 
KEEYAX is Creole Petroleum Corporation, 
Tia Juana, Estado Zulia, Venezuela. 

'52 is associate pastor of Hay Street Meth- 
odist Church, Fayetteville, N. C. 
CIL) E.N., B.S.N., who was married June 
9, 1951, lives at 3911 Princess Place Bead, 
Wilmington, N. C. 

came the bride of David Jordan Whichard, 
Nov. 1, in Jarvis Memorial Methodist 
Church, Greenville, N. C. Mr. Whichard, 
a graduate of the University of North 
Carolina, is managing editor of the daily 
newspaper in Greenville. 
husband, John D. Kennedy, and little John, 
Jr., live at 84 Cactus Street in Providence, 
E. I. A picture of little Jack is on the 
Sons and Daughters page this month. 


President : Henry O. Lineberger, Jr. 
EET G.) B.N., B.S.N, and her husband are 
the proud parents of a daughter, Susan 
Anneen, born Oct. 29. The family lives at 
Bayboro, X. C. 

married to Eobert E. Whitaker of Yonkers, 
N. Y., on Sept. 27 at her home in Sears- 
dale, N. Y. Mr. Whitaker attended New 
York University and is with the House- 
hold Finance Corp., New York, N. Y. 
HEXEY BEYSK Ph.D. is with the Nuclear 
Physics Section of the Bureau of Stand- 
ards, Washington, D. C. 
and Lieutenant WILL J. CLAEDY, JE., 
of 3831 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston, Tex., 
have a son, Eobert Cranford, born June 3. 
Little Eobert's grandmother is MAEY 
J.) '18, of Forest Hills, N. C, and his 
great-grandmother is NELLIE EDWAEDS 
CEANFOED (MES. W. I.) '92 of Dur- 

A. J.) and her husband are living in Char- 
lottesville, Va., where he is a senior at the 
University of Virginia Medical School. She 
is secretary to Dr. Eobert Wright, chair- 
man of the Department of Social and En- 
vironmental Medicine at the School. 
BY W., JE.) has written of the arrival of 
a daughter, Deborah Susan, on Oct. 9. 
She, Mr. Day and "Debbie" live at 204 
Sherman Boad, Chestnut Hill 67, Mass. 
(MES. BOBBY BAY), of 3303 San Juan, 
Tampa, Fla., has a year old daughter, Ka- 
ren Dale. A graduate of the University of 
Florida, Mr. Drew is assistant manager of 
the Family Finance Service, Inc. 
C. FEANK GEIFFIN LL.B. is a law part- 
ner in the firm of Smith and Griffin, 207- 
211 Secrest Building, Monroe, N. C. 
The address of HELEN EOSENMAN 
HAHN (MES. GEOEGE) is 545 West End 
Avenue, New York, N. Y. She was mar- 
ried last June. 


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F.) is living at 7921 Westlawn Avenue, 
Los Angeles 45, Calif. 
was married to Lieutenant David S. For- 
rest of Lansdowhe, Pa., on Aug. 23, in 
Pelham Manor, N. Y. Mail will reach her 
if sent to her home address, 302 Margaret 
Boulevard, Merrick, Long Island, N. Y. 
ROBERT T.) and her husband, who were 
married June 14 in Jacksonville, Fla., live 
at 1093 5th Street, Beaver, Pa. Mr. Mac- 
Naughton is a metallurgical engineer with 
Crucible Steel Company. 
JOHN V.) is living at 195 West Main 
Street, Norwalk, Ohio, while her husband 
is an Ensign in the United States Coast 
Guard stationed in Alameda, Calif., but 
at present serving overseas. They have one 
son, John Stuart, born Sept. 24. 
to Miss Kristine Burehill, on Sept. 6 at 
the Americal Pro-Cathedral Church, Avenue 
George V, Paris, France. The new Mrs. 
Nelson, a graduate of the University of 
California at Los Angeles, was with the 
U. S. Foreign Service, assigned to the U. S. 
Embassy in Paris while he was Paris Rep- 
resentative of The Hanover Bank of New 
York. They now make their home in New 

W. HARRY PICKETT of Box 535, Rt. 
No. 2, Hickory, N. C, is with the Carolina 
Housing and Mortgage Corporation in 

WALTER D. POWER, JR., M.Ed, is prin- 
cipal of Monroe Schools, Monroe, Ga., 
where his address is Box 430. 
A son, David Cody, was born on Sept. 30 
SHERWOOD D. SMITH, of 7500 Shackle- 
ford Road, Nashville, Tenn. 
EDWARD STONE Ph.D, assistant profes- 
sor of English at Georgia Tech, lives at 
715 Wilson Road, N. W., Atlanta, Ga. 
BEN F. STORMES LL.B. of 11727 Lake 
Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio, has been named 
executive director of the Home Builders 
Association of Greater Cleveland, Ohio. 
JACK H. WELCH M.D. entered private 
practice in Van Nuys, Calif., on July 10. 
He makes his home at 12507 Collins Ave- 
nue, No. Hollywood, Calif. 
The address of CHARLES E. WOLF, a 
third year student in Harvard Law School, 
is 302 Dane Hall, Cambridge 38, Mass. 
M.D. '52 is an interne in The Mount Sinai 
Hospital, New York 29, N. Y. 


ERT D.), who was married Feb. 2, 1952, 
in Prairie Du Chien, Wis., now lives at 
10 C Glen Lennox, Chaple Hill, N. C. She 
is secretary to the Head of the Orthopae- 
dics Department, University of North Caro- 
lina School of Medicine. 

SARAH JANE COGGIN was married to 
David Henry Dickie in the Cary Baptist 
Church, Cary, N. C, on Oct. 11. She and 
Mr. Dickie, a graduate of Wake Forest 
College, make their home in Murfreesboro, 
N. C. 

JAMES J. DONOVAN '52, who were mar- 
ried May 18, live at 127 Washington Street, 
Brighton 35, Mass. 

MAN R. FRAME, JR., live on R.F.D. No. 
1, Warehouse Point, Conn. Norm, who re- 
ceived his Master of Science degree from 
the University of Michigan in August, is 
employed as an electrical engineer with 
Hamilton Standard Division of United Air- 
craft, manufacturers of propellers. 
E. WILLARD HAMRICK Ph. D. teaches 
Bible at Wake Forest College, where his 
address is Box 485, Wake Forest, N. C. 
WALTON HARDIN LL.M., specializing in 
taxation and labor relations, is an associate 
of the new law firm, Noble & Searcy, with 
offices at 223 Graham Building, Jackson- 
ville 2, Fla. 

The address of EDWARD E. MARX LL.B. 
is Auditor General, U.S.A.G., O.M.R., Box 
21, A.P.O. 124, e/o P.M., New York, N. Y. 
BARBARA W. MAY of Burlington, N. C, 
teaches English at Fairfax Hall, Waynes- 
boro, Va. Mail will reach her at that ad- 

(MRS. HARRY L., JR.) and her husband, 
who were married Sept. 27, 1951, live at 
1000 Mansion Drive, Silver Spring, Md., 
while he is a student at the University of 

SAMUEL W.,- JR.) and her husband live 
at 18 South Portala Road, 2 Arch Bay, 
South Laguna, Calif. Mr. Murphy is a 
legal officer for the U. S. Marines at Camp 
Pendleton, Calif. 

A professional Assistant with the United 
Nations, OLE MAGNUS ROSTAD lives at 
353 E. 32nd Street, New York, N. Y., and 
receives mail at United Nations, Post Box 
20, Grand Central P. O., New York, N. Y. 
MITCHELL D. SHOLTZ live at 235 S. 
Atlantic Avenue, Ormond Beach, Fla. He 
is a distributor for an oil additament at 
Daytoua Beaeh, Fla. 

research chemist at the Atomic Energy 
Plant in Aiken, S. O, where his home ad- 
dress is 1690 DuPont Drive, Vanwood. He 
and his wife have three daughters. 
The address of BETTY HAUSER YOURI- 
B.S.M.E. is 3830 Beta Street, San Diego 
13, Calif., while Jim is in the United States 
Navy- They have a son, Frank Edward 
Yourison, born Nov. 6. 

where he has a position with E. I. DuPont 
DeNemours and Company, May Plant. 
LYN McDANIEL BARGER '45 make their 
home at 165 West Beaumont Road, Colum- 
bus 14, Ohio. He is with the Mental Hy- 
giene Clinic, Columbus Receiving Hospital, 
Ohio State University. 

Until June, the address of FRANK T. 
BARRANCO will be 4901 43rd Place, N.W. 
Washington, D. C, while he attends George 
Washington Medical School. 
DENBY BRANDON A.M. is a representa- 
tive of Equitable Life Assurance Society, 
in Memphis, Tenn., and lives at 1997 Cen- 
tral Avenue, Memphis. He also is master 
of ceremonies on a television program. 
N. J., was united in marriage with IRVIN 
M. CONDON of Wildwood, N. J., on June 
2 at Duke Chapel. Thel live at 226 East 
Roberts Avenue, Wildwood, where Irvin is 
in the real estate and insurance business. 



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professor of French at Mary Baldwin Col- 
lege, Staunton, Va., where her address is 
319 North New Street. 

married to ALDEN BURR GORHAM, JR., 
on Oct. 28 at Duke Memorial Methodist 
Church, Durham. While Ensign Gorham 
is in the United States Navy, stationed in 
Jacksonville, Ela., they will make their 
home at 2650 Eorbes St., Jacksonville. 
CHANAN McNAIR were married June 14 
and now live at 3355 Vista Circle, Macon, 
Ga., where he is vice president of McNair 
Lumber and Supply Company, Inc. 
MR. and Mrs. F. B. ("BUD") HORNER 
are the proud parents of a son, Timothy 
Bruce, born Oct. 17. They have recently 
bought a new home at 416 Eighth Avenue, 
Bridlemere Manor, Spring Lake Heights, 
N. J., and Bud has a position with the 
Jersey Central Power and Light Company. 
live in Spring Hope, N. G, where he is 
pastor of Gibson Memorial Methodist 
Church. Their mailing address is P. O. 
Box 245, Spring Hope. 
JOAN INGWERSON was married to 
Thomas M. Mabon, Jr., on Oct. 18, and 
they make their home at 5614 Woodmont 
Street, Pittsburgh 17, Pa. An alumnus of 
Princeton, Mr. Mabon is connected with 
the traffic department of the Frisco Rail- 

L. C.) and her husband have a son, William 
Lewis, who was born Sept. 8. They live 
at 250 Hillside Avenue, Charlotte, N. C, 
where Mr. Keesler is with the Mutual Build- 
ing and Loan Association. 
JOYCE McAFEE was married to T. Bald- 
win Martin, Jr., an alumnus of Mercer and 
Northwestern Universities, on Oct. 11 at 
the First Christian Church in Macon, Ga. 
They make their home at Twin Pine Apart- 
ments 1-B, Macon. 

Greenacre Avenue, Longmeadow 6, Mass., 
is an Ensign in the United States Navy 
aboard the U. S. S. Bon Homme Richard 
(CV-31), e/o Fleet Post Office, San Fran- 
cisco, Calif. 

("JIM") POLLOCK live at 2722 Brown 
Avenue, Durham. He is attending Duke 
Medical School and she is secretary to J. 
Foster Barnes, director of choral music at 

BETH FROST RUSACK '51 live at Apt. 
3D-103, 493 Linden Place, Orange, N. J., 
where he is a test engineer with Experi- 
mental Towing Tank in Hoboken, N. J. 
DENNY RUSINOW, Rhodes Scholar, is 
attending Oxford University, where his ad- 
dress is New College, Oxford, England. 
RONALD T. SPANGLER, JR., a first year 
student at George Washington University 
School of Medicine, lives at 1535 New 

January, 1953 

Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington, D. 

writes that he believes he and his wife, 
KAY JOHN WILLIAMS, are the first 
husband-wife team in the class to become 
parents after graduation. Charles Gregg 
was born on June 23. They are living at 
2924 Kendale Drive, in Toledo, Ohio, where 
Bill is a sales trainee for Owens-Illinois 
Glass Company. 



John F. Moore '95 of Leaksville, N. C. 
succumbed on September 2. 


Rev. William M. Robbins '95 died re- 
cently, according to information received 
by the Alumni Office. 


Dr. William Arnold Lambeth '01. one 
of the Methodist Church's most promi- 
nent leaders in North Carolina, died 
November 20 at his home in Morehead 
City, N. C. 

Dr. Lambeth graduated from Trinity 
in 1901. He took graduate work at Van- 
derbilt University and was awarded a 
B.D. degree from Yale University in 1904. 
He received his M.A. degree from Har- 
vard University in 1905, and later was 
awai'ded several honorary degrees, among 
them his Doctor of Divinity degree from 
Emory and Henry College in 1924, and 
from Duke in 1941. 

Entering the ministry in 1905, he filled 
pastorates in a number of North Caro- 
lina cities, and in Mt. Vernon Place 
Methodist Church in Washington, D. C, 
from 1924-30, and was a member of the 
Church's uniting conference at Kansas 

He was superintendent of the Church's 
Lake Junaluska Assembly in the late 
thirties when that popular Western North 
Carolina retreat faced financial hardship. 
He was credited with preventing the 
Church's loss of Junaluska. 

Superintendent of the Winston-Salem, 
N. C, district from 1936-40, he was also 
head of the Greensboro, N. C, district 
from 1944-1949. He retired in 1949 and 
had lived in Morehead City since that 

Dr. Lambeth represented Western North 
Carolina Methodists at the Church's 

Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference in 
Asheville, N. C, in 1940, and in Colum- 
bia, S. C, in 1948, and also attended the 
Church's general conference in Birming- 
ham, Ala., in 1938. and in Atlantic City, 
N. J., in 1940. 

Among his survivors is a son, Lt. W. 
A. Lambeth, Jr. '45, M.D. '47 of Norfolk, 


Robert T. Proctor '06 suffered a fatal 
stroke on October 13, in Arkadelphia, 


Needham James Boddie '08 of 602 
Maplewood Ave., Durham, died Novem- 
ber 5 after a brief illness. 

He was active in the religious and civic 
life of Durham, having been a member 
of the Duke Memorial Methodist Church 
since childhood, where he served on the 
Board of Stewards and the Board of 

Mr. Boddie was associated with the 
Citizens National Bank of Durham for 
many years, after which he went to 
Creedmoor, N. C, as manager of the 
Creedmoor Bank. While there he served 
as mayor of Creedmoor and superin- 
tendent of the Sunday School of the 
Creedmoor Methodist Church for many 
years. He was a member of the Masonic 

Among his survivors are : his wife : 
three daughters, Margaret Boddie Deve- 
reaux (Mrs. A. B.) '31, Harriet Boddie 
Childs (Mrs. Ben, Jr.) '45, and Miss 
Mary Nell Boddie; and two sons, N. J. 
Boddie, Jr. '35, and R. F. Boddie. 


James Willis Bagby, Sr. '09 died at 
his home in Milligan College, Tenn., on 
September 13, it was recently learned. 

L. H. SHIELDS '11 

L. H. Shields '11 of 1244 W. Foster 
Parkway, Fort Wayne, Ind., succumbed 
August 17, it was learned recently by the 
Alumni Office. 


William I. Bost of Pineville, N. C, 
was killed in an automobile accident in 
May, 1952, according to information re- 
ceived by the Alumni Office. 



Robert E. Brown B.D. '33 of 1913 Reid 

Street, Raleigh, N. C, superintendent of 
the Raleigh District of the Methodist 
Church, died of a heart attack at his 
home on November 21. 

The Rev. Mr. Brown, who assumed the 
superintendence* at Raleigh a little over 
a year ago, went to Raleigh from Dur- 
ham, where he had served Duke Memorial 
Church for four years. He had pre- 
viously served in North Carolina as a 
pastor in Goldsboro, Kinston, Hender- 
son, and Fayetteville. 

He came to North Carolina from Texas 
in 1923 and since then had served as a 
pastor, until his assignment last year as 
a superintendent. 

Among his survivors are his wife, a 
son and daughter, and a sister and 


The Alumni Office was recently in- 
formed that Ward Fletcher M.Ed. '38 
of 412 Hillcrest Avenue, Tallahassee, 
Fla., died of a heart attack on August 


Paul E. Poister B.S.M.E. '42, whose 
wife lives at R. D. No. 2, Beaver Falls, 
Pa., succumbed on October 29. 


Joe Ritchie '45 was fatally injured 
August 21 when his ear collided with a 
truck between Greensboro, N. C, and 
High Point, N. C. 

Among his survivors are : his mother, 
Mrs. G. C. Ritchie of Albemarle, N. C: 
and a brother, Ned Ritchie of 617 South 
Main Street, Reidsville, N. C. 


James A. Gray LL.D. '52, Winston- 
Salem, N. C, chairman of the board of 
directors of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco 
Company, died October 30 of a heart 

Starting work as a clerk at Wachovia 
Bank and Trust Company in 1908, he 
was made assistant treasurer in 1911 and 
treasurer in 1915. He was made a vice- 
president and director in 1913 and has 
served as director since. He was presi- 
dent of the North Carolina Bankers Asso- 
ciation in 1918-1919. 

In 1920 he was made director and vice- 
president of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco 
Company. He was elected president of 
the firm in 1934, chairman of the execu- 

tive committee of the board in 1946, and 
chairman of the board of directors in 

Known for his philanthropies. Mr. 
Gray established a $1,700,000 endowment 
fund Jan. 2, 1947, the income from which 
goes to 11 colleges in North Carolina. 

He was chairman of the Methodist Col- 
lege Foundation, Inc., which was formed 
to raise ten million dollars for five Meth- 
odist colleges in the state. He was also 
co-chairman of the Wake Forest College 
campaign to raise funds to build the 
Baptist institution in Winston-Salem. 
He was known for his various philan- 
thropies and had given numerous build- 
ings to institutions in Winston-Salem. 

He served as a trustee of the Consoli- 
dated University of North Carolina for 
40 years. 

Among his survivors is a daughter. 
Aurelia Gray '54. 


(Continued from Page 3) 

Fund, I am glad to say I have made a 
small contribution since your letter ar- 

I feel the program of stimulating alum- 
ni donations is an exceedingly worthy one 
and plan to make further contributions 
in the future. 

This information may save you the 
added expense of asking me again, tho. 
I shall certainly not resent any such re- 

Sincerely yours, 
Richard L. Meadows 
Capt., U.S.A.F. (M.C.) 
10th Med. Gp. 
APO 83 c/o PM 
New York. N. Y. 

October 3. 1952 
Mary Jackson DeWald (Mrs. A. B.) '50 
14 Orchard Street 
New Shrewsbury 
Red Bank, New Jersey 

I can't return my reservation blank 
for our class' first homecoming reunion 
but I want to write and say I wish I 
could anyhow. I'm all for this wonder- 
ful idea of breaking precedent and get- 
ting together on Homecoming week end. 
The plans all sound so good. 

As you probably know, I am an Army 
wife, and Nov. 1 will find us on our way 
to California, Bruee's first permanent sta- 
tion. Right now he's in the Signal School 
at Ft. Monmouth, N. J., where he's been 
taking a 13 week training course in Army 

I reallv had a most romantic court- 

ship as a West Point "drag" and as a 
bride in the Chapel (much like Duke's) 
there after graduation in June. I've told 
Bruce all about Duke, though, and we'll 
make it back some day even if we be 
graying grandparents when wo do ! I'd 
like you all to meet my handsome 2nd 
Looey, too. 


(Continued from Page 17) 

Coach Carmen Falcone put his wres- 
tlers through their paces before the Christ- 
mas holidays with but one meet scheduled 
before vacation — against Washington & 
Lee. always a school to be reckoned with 
in Southern Conference circles. Duke 
took the match by a narrow 14-13 mar- 

Lettermen returning include Phil Ac- 
cardo, Greg Raimando, Bob Bun-el. Art 
Rowe. Fred Campbell, Bill Bucheit, and 
Max Gross. 

There is still keen eompetitian in two 
of the weight classes. Bud Rehor and 
Bob Levine are fighting for the 147 berth, 
and Jerry Chadwick and Gross appear to 
be even in the 167 class. 

The rest of the line-up is: Raimando. 
123; Rowe. 130; Bun-el, 137; Accardo. 
157; Bucheit. 177; and Campbell, un- 

The remainder of the schedule is in- 
complete at press time. 


Eleven lettermen and several outstand- 
ing newcomers carry the Blue Devil 
swimming hopes for the coming season. 
The tankmen opened their season against 
the strong Fnivresity of North Carolina 
team in the Duke pool on December 11. 

Numbered among the veterans are dis- 
tance swimmers Bill Medlin, Stu Yaughn, 
Dave DeWitt. and Jack Roberts; breast- 
strokers Dick Bauman and Tom Tod; 
free-stylers Ron Walski, Ted Beecham, 
and Bond Sandoe ; baekstroker Ted 
Morse ; individual medley man. Bill 

Coach Jack Person's team won seven 
and lost two last year. Carolina and 
N. C. State, the top teams in the Con- 
ference, handed the Devils their only de- 

The results to date : 

Carolina 47, Duke 34. 

State 59, Duke 26. 

The remainder of the schedule : Dec. 
IS— William and Mary; Jan. 31— at The 
Citadel; Feb. 6 — Virginia Military Insti- 
tute: 10 — South Carolina; 14 — Clemson: 
21 — at Georgia Tech. 


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selecting the Clyde Kelly church-like 
funeral chapel as their choice of places 
to hold funeral services. It is located on 
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Sat., Jan. 31, Navy 1.50 

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Published at Durham, N. C, Ten Months a Year 
in the Interest of the University and the Alumni 


February, 1953 

No. 2 


Letters 30 

East and West 33 

Economic Predictions '. . 35 

History as the Background 36 

Alumni Activities 38 

The Undergraduate View 41 

From the Faculty 42 

Looking at Art and Artists 44 

Devils Face Uphill Fight 46 

Sons and Daughters 48 

News of the Alumni 49 

Charles A. Dukes. 

Director, Alumni Affairs 


Roger L. Marshall, '42 

Assistant Editor 

Mart A. Flanders, '52 

Associate Editor 
Anne Garrard, '25 
Advertising Manager 
Fred Whitener, '51 

Staff Photographer 
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20 Cents a Copy 

The Jhike University Alumni Register, founded in 1915, is pub- 
lished ten months in the year in January, February, March, 
April, May, June, September, October, November, and De- 

Entered as Second-Class Matter at the Post Office at 
Durham, N. C, Under the Act of March 3, 1879. 


The Cover 

One of the finest sources of reading material for a 
critical study of history is the microfilm collection of old 
newspapers in the General Library. On the cover history 
major Dick Sykes '53 of Suffolk, Va., and Leone Otis 
'53 of Glen Ellyn, 111., peruse a back issue of the Herald 
Tribune through the projector. Even as freshmen, history 
students are encouraged to make free use of such sources 
and to study the past critically in light of events of the 
today. See story on page 36. 

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1 he Duke University Loyalty Fund has reached the 
halfway mark in its sixth year of operation. Over 5,000 
alumni and friends have either given since July 1, 1952 
or received credit through the Development Campaign 
to establish a new record. Our hats are off to the class 
agents for the outstanding job they have done and the 
contribution they have made to Duke. As we begin the 
last half of the Loyalty Fund and the new year 1953, we 
cannot do so without paying our respects not only to the 
class agents, but to the hundreds of other alumni who are 
constantly finding new avenues through which they can 
make their interest in Duke University known. "We have 
mentioned it before, but services of this kind will bear 
repeated recognition . . . the class officers, the area chair- 
men, the local association officers and the thousands who 
are working without any official recognition. 

1 he Duke University National Council at the suggestion 
of a number of alumni is asking every former student 
who is not still paying on a Development Campaign com- 
mitment to make a gift if at all possible through the 
Loyalty Fund during the sixth annual giving program 
which ends June 30, 1953. Hundreds of alumni who made 
a one-lump payment to the Development Campaign have 
made an additional gift through this year's program. 
It is interesting to note that the alumni who made two, 
three and even four-year commitments to the Develop- 
ment Campaign have already paid these commitments 
in a lump sum and have made additional gifts this year. 

Mrs. W. B. Umstead (Merle Davis '26), wife of the 
newly elected Governor of North Carolina, is, so far as 
I know, the first alumnae to be the wife of the Governor 
of one of the forty-eight States as well as having served 
as United States Senator and Congressman. If you know 
of others, the Register would like to know about them. 
It would be interesting to have information about alum- 
nae who are serving in unique capacities or who have 
had unusual experiences. If you know of someone, please 
write us. 

By the time you receive this, the second semester will 
have begun. It is time for us to make our perennial 
request for you to visit the campus in the spring. The 
grounds already give promise of being the most beautiful 
ever and the warm spell we are having now reminds us 
that spring is just around the corner. 

The Alumnae Weekend is to be combined this year 

with the Woman's College Mother-Daughter Weekend. 

The alumnae committee felt that this would give alumnae 

who have daughters attending Duke an opportunity to 

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February 1943 

Coeds are learning the rudiments of 
drilling from five officers of the fi- 
nance school. Drills begin at 4 :30 
every Friday afternoon either on 
Hanes field or in the Woman's College 

At the end of the first week of this 
month coeds pledged 172 freshmen to 
sororities, and at the end of the second 
-week men pledged 129 freshmen to 

Because of the shortage of felt and 
the handful of freshmen anticipated 
next fall, dinks are out for the war. 
They were not available for 90 fresh- 
men who entered in January. 

February 1928 

Coeds have been asked to fill out 
charts explaining how they spend 
every minute of their day, in 15-min- 
ute intervals. It is rumored a limit 
may be put on their retiring hour be- 
cause the lights of Southgate have 
been burning very late in recent weeks. 

A few current song hits are : A 
Good Man Is Hard to Find, Cobble 
Stones, I Scream — You Scream — We 
All Scream for Ice Cream, Wait a 
Little Longer, Love Bird, and Mary 
(What Are You Waiting For). 

Miss Beryl Jones of Durham was 
recently elected May Day Queen. 
Marie Tyler, also of Durham, will be 
her maid of honor. 

"Social and Economic Position of 
Women," a new coed course, will be 
taught by Mrs. Hazen Smith. The 
course consists of historical back- 
ground of the modern economically in- 
dependent woman and will give spe- 
cific information concerning occupa- 
tions open to women. 

February 1903 

The Glee and Mandolin Clubs are 
practicing hard now and expect to 
make their debut in a very short time. 
Both are doing work of a very high 
order and should secure the hearty 
backing of the entire student body. 

Trinity College library will be for- 
mally opened the 23rd of this month. 
After a program of addresses to be 
given in Craven Memorial Hall, the 
library will be opened for public in- 
spection. The new library has a ca- 
pacity of about 200,000 books. 


Letters to the Editor are cordially invited, and 
as many as possible will be published each 
•j month. Address: The Editor, Duke Alumni 
Register, Duke Station, Durham, N. C. . 

Jane Gilmer Wilhelm (Mrs. Donald), 

A.M. "37 
c/o KTA, Box 14S4 
Prome Court 
Rangoon, Burma 

November 7, 1952 

From the other side of the world, we 
send you Christmas greetings this year. 
On September 27 we left Washington 
by air for Rangoon. To take the four 
children to live in a tropical city was a 
decision not lightly made, and it took an 
enormous amount of activity to get ready; 
but it is a great adventure for all six 
of us. We spent four days in England, 
and a week in Germany. Flying east- 
ward, we landed at Beirut just at dawn, 
and later that day could see from the 
air the land where our Christmas began ! 
We made brief stops in Karachi, New 
Delhi, and Bangkok, and were thankful 
to arrive safely in Rangoon, on October 

Don is working for a year on a Point 
Four project, as an industrial economist, 
employed jointly by the Burma Govern- 
ment and by Knappen Tippetts Abbett 
Engineering Co., on a contract from the 
Technical Cooperation Administration of 
the State Department. Burma is a United 
Nations member, independent since 1948, 
a potentially rich country but now in 
need of practically everything. The Bur- 
mese people are of a cheerful nature, 
very pleasant as neighbors. About 90% are 

Buddists. The orange-robed monk, with 
his red parasol and black lacquer begging 
bowl, is a familiar sight in Rangoon. 

We visited the Shwedagon Pagoda (a 
sort of Washington Cathedral of Bud- 
dhism) before dawn on November 1, at 
the height of one of the chief festivals of 
the year, the Tazaungdaing. As I attempt 
to help some with the religious education 
work at the Methodist Mission, I am con- 
stantly mindful of the Buddhist way of 
peace and tolerance and love. 

Strangely enough, w 7 e enjoy an unusu- 
ally good family life here. We live in a 
house with five bedrooms and two bath- 
rooms, completely furnished with teak- 
wood furniture — even the ironing board 
and wash tubs are teak! Each room has 
a large ceiling fan (of the type you may 
remember from the corner drug store of 
your youth!); these are wonderful for 
the tropical climate,' and would be a boon 
in a Washington summer. There are nine 
servants on the household staff, due to a 
semi-caste system of labor, and to great 
unemployment and underemployment. 
Two of these are gardeners, and the 
grounds are fragrant with blossoms of 
all kinds, and with banana, coconut, date, 
and orange trees. I have plenty of time 
to read aloud to the children ; and we are 
gratefully free from the pressures of the 
U. S. radio, television, comics and movies. 
And I am sure that you who have been 
(Continued on Page 60) 

Calendar for February 

Historical Society 
p.m. Green Room, 

3. Trinity College 
Meeting. 7 :30 
East Duke Building. 

9. Basketball game. George Washington 
University. S p.m. Indoor Sta- 

9. Duke Film Society presentation, "Der 
Hauptmann Von Koepenick" 
The Private Life of a Cat (silent- 
documentary). 7 p.m. 116 Chem- 
istry Building. 
10. All-Star Concert Series. Boston Pops 
Symphony Orchestra. 8 :15 p.m. 
Page Auditorium. 

12. Men's Faculty Club meeting. 8 p.m. 

University House. 

13. Annual Men's Glee Club Concert. 

8 :15 p.m. Page Auditorium. 

14. Glee Club Dance. 
15-18. Religious Emphasis Week. 
21. Basketball game. University of South 
Carolina. 8 p.m. Indoor Stadium. 

26. All-Star Concert Series. Rudolph 

Serkin, pianist. 8 :15 p.m. Page 

27. Basketball game. University of North 

Carolina. 8 p.m. Indoor Stadium. 

28. Chamber Arts Society. Pasquier 

String Trio. 


5. Extra Attraction, All-Star Concert 
Series. Indianapolis Symphony 
Orchestra. 8 :15 p.m. Page Audi- 


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Aid to Athletes 

Early last month, in accordance with 
a promise made by President Edens 
in December, the University released 
figures showing the amount of aid being- 
given to athletes and non-athletes now 
enrolled. The latter group, no one was 
surprised to learn, still receives major 

Vice-President Charles E. Jordan, 
chairman of the Scholarship Committee 
of the University, made the announce- 
ment that was carried in newspapers 
throughout the Southern Conference 

The tabulation showed that 110 athletes 
are receiving grants totalling $125,000, 
and no less than 424 non-athletes are 
sharing $156,705. This latter figure does 
not include more than 250 grants being- 
made to students in the graduate and 
professional schools. 

When President Edens announced on 
Dec. 12 that this information would be 
forthcoming, he stated : "We feel that 
this information is a matter of public in- 
terest." The figures were released volun- 
tarily after state supported institutions 
in North Carolina were ordered by their 
trustees to make public similar data. 

Of the $125,000 spent for aid to ath- 
letes, $38,650 comes from the University's 
endowed scholarship funds and the bal- 
ance comes from sources which include . 
receipts from concessions at athletic con- 
tests, the sale of programs and other 
items incidental to the events, radio and 
television fees, the University refund to 
the Athletic Department for maintenance 
of intramural and physical education fa- 
cilities, and gifts from alumni and non- 
alumni boosters. Alumni and friends pro- 
vided $14,733 for athletics for the cur- 
rent year, while they also provided more 
than $15,400 for aid to non-athletes. 

A breakdown showed that 86 grants 
worth $1,200 and seven worth $500 each 
are being made to football players. The 
larger grants cover tuition, fees, room, 
board, books, and laundry, while the 
smaller ones cover tuition and fees only. 

Fourteen basketball players are receiv- 
ing grants of $1,200 each and two grants 
of $500 each, the amounts supplying the 
same assistance that comparable football 
grants supply. One member of the track 
team stands apart from his fellows by re- 

ceiving a grant of $500, while the base- 
ball squad offers not a single athletic 

This means, then, that football gets 
$106,700 and basketball $17,800 in total 
scholarship aid. 

As for non-athletic scholarships, 
$141,300 comes from University funds, 
with the balance supplied by alumni and 
friends. This indicates that Duke is 
spending approximately four times as 
much for scholarship as it is for athletic 
ability, where its endowed funds are 

Dr. Jordan pointed out that all schol- 
arships and athletic grants are awarded 
by, and only by, the Scholarship Com- 
mittee. Duke does not have an organiza- 
tion for the purpose of soliciting funds 
from outside sources for athletic grants, 
and the amount from such sources, there- 
fore, is small. 

"Duke University's policy — and our 
continuing recommendation to the Board 
of Trustees," Dr. Jordan stated, "is to 
increase constantly the number of non- 
athletic scholarships. A large part of our 
Development Program of the last few 
years was devoted to this specific aim. 

"We consider the scholarship program 
basic to the aims of Duke University. So 
long as there are outstanding students 
who are not financially able to enter- 
Duke, we feel that our non-athletic schol- 
arship program is inadequate. There will 
continue to be an increasing number of 
these scholarships, and the number will 
be increased as rapidly as we secure 
funds for them." 

Among the 424 non-athletic scholar- 
ships now held, 308 are held by men and 
116 by women. They range in value from 
$100 to $1,500 and average $372. 

A New Forestry Program 

Boasting one of only two graduate 
schools of forestry in the United 
States, Duke University has just launched 
a new nation-wide forestry training pro- 
gram. Cooperating at the present time 
are some 22 colleges and universities in 
10 states. Others are expected to join in 
the program in the future. 

Basically, the new cooperative plan is 
an extension of an arrangement that has 
existed between Trinity College, within 

the University, and the School of For- 
estry since the latter was established in 
1938. It will assist liberal arts institu- 
tions to direct students into the increas- 
ingly important field of forestry without 
making it necessary for the institutions 
to establish forestry schools of their own 
or for the students to neglect the funda- 
mentals of a liberal arts education. 

A five-year program of study, three at 
one of the cooperating- institutions and 
two at Duke Forestry School, will enable 
a student to obtain both the A.B. and 
M.F. (Master of Forestry) degrees. 

This is another long step that Duke 
has taken in the direction of national 
service through education. With the na- 
tion's forests becoming increasingly in 
need of conservation and development, 
the supply of adequately trained per- 
sonnel is not over-abundant. The Uni- 
versity is placing its facilities at the dis- 
posal of other institutions in an effort 
to encourage more entries into the field. 

It takes men, trucks, shovels, and 
boards to transplant this 20-foot oak, 
one of 48 trees now behig planted 
around the new Men's Graduate Liv- 
ing Center and the Elizabeth P. 
Hanes Home for Nurses on Hospital 
Drive. Originally planted in Duke 
Forest, the trees are about 15 years 
old. Magnolias, shrubs, and spring 
flowers will later be set out around 
the two new buildings. 

February, 1953 


"Duke University," President Edens 
said, "welcomes the opportunity to help 
liberal arts colleges serve their students 
in this area of specialized interest. The 
program will enable students to prepare 
for professional forestry training with- 
out sacrificing a well-rounded education 
in the humanities and sciences." 

In accepting students for forestry 
training, the emphasis will be on quality 
rather than quantity. Or, as Forestry 
School Dean C. F. Korstian put it : "We 
are looking for students who show prom- 
ise of future achievement in forestry and 
who are capable of extensive personal 
and professional development." 

Participating institutions are in the 
states of Florida, Mississippi, South 
Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, 
Kentucky, Vermont, Oregon, and Ne- 
braska, with arrangements underway for 
those in North Carolina to take part in 
the program. Some of these institutions 
will award A.B. degrees after their stu- 
dents have completed three years there 
and one at Duke. Others will wait until 
the entire five-year program is completed 
and the A.B. and M.F. will be awarded 
simultaneously. Courses required but not 
taken by a student at the original insti- 
tution may be taken in the undergradu- 
ate college of Duke while the student is 
enrolled in the School of Forestry. 

Psychologists Look at Selves 

Psychologists will turn upon them- 
selves the perceptive powers that their 
profession has developed, and just how 
this should be done was the subject of 
a national steering committee that met 
early in January on the Duke campus. 

An investigation of psychology and 
psychologists in the United States, with 
the aim of improving practices and 
standards, has been authorized by the 
American Psychological Association and 
is to be financed by the National Science 
Foundation. Covering a three-year pe- 
riod, the project will cost some $150,000. 

It was the steering committee for this 
project which met at Duke. The commit- 
tee's chairman is Dr. Dael Wolfe, di- 
rector of the Commission on Human Re- 
sources and Advanced Training, Wash- 
ington, D. C. Members include Dr. Eliot 
H. Rodnick, chairman of the Duke Psy- 
chology Department; Drs. Robert Thorn- 
dike and Clarence Graham of Columbia 
University; Dr. Lyle Lanier of the Uni- 
versity of Illinois; Dr. Robert MacLeod 
of Cornell; and Dr. M. Brewster Smith 
of the Social Science Research Council, 
New York, N. Y. 

Meeting with the committee were di- 
rectors of the two major branches of the 
project. Dr. Sigmund Koch, Duke asso- 
ciate professor of psychology, will head 
an effort to evaluate psychological theory 
and knowledge by examing ideas, con- 
flicting theories, facts, and the general 
content of the field of psychology in the 
United States. He will also attempt to 
discover gaps that exist in the pattern 
of psychological knowledge now current. 

Dr. Kenneth Clark of the University 
of Minnesota will direct the project deal- 
ing with the psychologists themselves. 
General objectives of his work will be 
an evaluation of the kind of people who 
become psychologists, the kind of training 
that leads to productive research, and the 
proper balance between research and 
clinical practice. 

Results of the investigation will be 
published in the form of technical mono- 
graphs as the probe progresses. 

Physics Fellowship 

Axew postgraduate fellowship in 
physics recently has been granted 
to the physics department by the Du Pont 
Company. At the same time the company 
renewed its postgraduate fellowships in 
chemistry at Duke. 

All awards are for the 1953-54 aca- 
demic year and each provides $1500 for 
an unmarried man or $2100 for a mar- 
ried man, $1200 for the University to 
support his work, and payment of tuition 
and fees. 

Part of a $600,000 program these fel- 
lowships are sponsored by Du Pont to 
aid education in colleges and universities 
in all parts of the country. The program 
was started by the company in 1918 to 
encourage students to undertake post- 
graduate work in chemistry, and has since 
been expanded to include other fields of 
science and engineering. Each university 
selects the persons who will receive the 
fellowships and the research work to be 

N. C. Press Association 

TT\)R the 20th year the North Carolina 
■*- Press Association was entertained at 
a dinner on the Duke campus on January 
23. Over 200 representatives of the 
State's press, many of them former Duke 
students, attended the affair in the ball- 
room of the West Campus Union. 

Presiding this year was Vice-President 
Herbert J. Herring. The address of wel- 
come was delivered bv Vice-President 

Charles E. Jordan in the absence of Dr. 

Both the University and the Press 
Association have come to look upon this 
annual dinner as one of the highlights of 
the year. The Mid-Winter Institute of 
the organization is held in Chapel Hill 
and at Duke. At the West Campus occa- 
sion the Governor of the State makes the 
press awards that have been won by in- 
dividuals and newspapers for work dur- 
ing the preceding year. This year Lieu- 
tenant-Governor Luther Hodges made 
the awards, since Governor William Um- 
stead has been confined to the hospital 
since his inauguration. 

"Conformity, born of fear of Commu- 
nism, might well strangle our American 
way of life." 

This warning was given to the North 
Carolina Press Association by Dr. Waldo 
Beach, professor of Christian Ethics in 
the Divinity School. 

Dr. Beach, the principal speaker, said 
that the press should be primarily re- 
sponsible for dispelling this conformity 
because the press is in the most advan- 
tageous position to do so. 

"People who read syndicated columns," 
he declared, "think syndicated thoughts. 

"The belief in the rights of persons to 
criticize their government, to be different, 
to exercise right in the name of higher 
obligations, is the Christian difference be- 
tween totalitarianism and democracy." 

Loss of such belief, he said, is the 
greatest threat to our democracy. People 
should not be terrorized into conformity 
by unproved charges and persecuted as 
a result of attacks on their loyalty. 

"The witch-hunting and super-patriot- 
ism of certain notorious senators is pos- 
sibly not as pregnant with danger as the 
publie opinion that supports them and 
puts them into office." 

Libel and slander laws do not ade- 
quately protect a person, he said. 

"It's newsworthy, but is it cricket," he 
asked, "to pick up somebody's charge 
that so-and-so is a communist, an ap- 
peaser, a leftist, a New-Dealer, and post 
these unfounded charges for all to see?" 

The tragedy, he emphasized, is that the 
retraction or apology never quite catches 
up with the charge. 

"The damage is done, and the bee of 
suspicion is put forever into the bonnet 
of the public mind." 

This is a challenge to the press, he said, 
because it can so easily add to con- 


Duke Alumni Register 

This Year's Concerts 

'TpHE Boston Pops Tour Orchestra was 
scheduled to make an appearance in 
Page Auditorium on February 10, and 
long ago it was announced that there 
would be standing room only. Conducted 
by Arthur Fiedler, the Boston "Pops" 
ranks as one of the most popular musical 
organizations in America today. It in- 
evitably draws a capacity throng. 

This was the fifth of eight events on 
the 1952-53 Duke University All-Star 
Concert Series, this year offering one of 
the best entertainment programs in its 
long history. 

The first event was the appearance of 
tenor Richard Tucker, on October 17, who 
is of the Metropolitan Opera Association. 
On November 3 Nell Rankin, mezzo-so- 
prano who is soloist with such orchestras 
as the New York Philharmonic and Cleve- 
land and who sang at the Vienna State 
Opera and La Scala in Milan, was pre- 
sented in a concert. 

A high spot was the presentation of the 
opera "Carmen" by the Charles L. Wag- 
ner Opera Company with the Spanish 
singer Lydia Ibarrando appearing in the 
title role, on November 24. On December 
11 Nathan Milstein, sometimes hailed as 
the world's greatest violinist, appeared. 

The Ballet Theatre made its fourth con- 
secutive annual appearance in Page 
Auditorium on January 8 and drew the 
usual capacity crowd. The "Mikado" 
was scheduled for presentation on Jan- 
uary 19, but was cancelled. 

Two concerts remain on the program 
after the appearance of the Boston 
"Pops." One is on the regular series, for 
which season tickets are good, and the 
other is one of J. Foster "Bishop" 
Barnes' famous "off-the-series" events. 

Rudolph Serkin, one of the modern 
day's greatest pianists, comes to Duke on 
February 26 as one of the regular series 
events. The "off-the-series" show will be 
a concert by the Indianapolis Symphony 
Orchestra, which has also appeared on 
the program in other years. Conductor 
will be Fabien Sevitzky, cousin of the 
late and famous Koussevitzky. Appear- 
ing as soloist will be Sidney Foster, bril- 
liant young American pianist. The con- 
cert, for which tickets still remain, will 
take place on March 5. 

Duke Economist Sees No Immediate Tax 
Reduction Favors Balanced Budget First 

The federal 
budget should be 
balanced before 
taxes are re- 
duced, in view 
of our present 
position of full 
employment and 
high income. 

This is the 
opinion of B. IT. 
Ratchford A.M. 
'26, Ph.D. '32, professor of economics, 
and a specialist in taxation and state 
debts. Dr. Ratchford pointed out that 
ex-president Truman's recently pro- 
posed budget calls for a deficit of 9.9 
billion dollars. Although Dr. Ratch- 
ford feels that some expenditures 
could unquestionably be reduced, es- 
pecially in the cost of defense where 
there is a great need for increased 
efficiency, they would amount to less 
than five billion dollars. 

"I suspect that there will be some 
rather sharp reductions," he said in a 
recent interview. "But I am quite sure 
that reductions won't amount to 10 
billion. Reductions won't amount to 
half the deficit. 

"I favor tax reduction as soon as it 
is feasible and economically sound. I 
am quite certain, however, in my own 
mind that the present Congress will 
not be able to reduce expenditures 
enough to balance the budget for next 
year, even with our present taxes. 

"In fact, with the greatest reduc- 
tions they are likely to make, we will 
still have a deficit of somewhat more 
than five billion dollars for next year." 
Should taxes be reduced with a defi- 
cit of below five billion? 

"I think on that basis the answer is 
pretty obvious," he said. "While 
everybody would like it, it is not feas- 
ible because it would increase the 
deficit. To advocate tax reduction at 
the present time is merely to advocate 
a larger deficit." 

Dr. Ratchford further stated that 
everybody who studies the problem 
agrees that now people in the United 
States have the highest income they 
have ever had. If the country were 
in a major depression there would be 
no hesitancy, but there is full employ- 
ment now (less than two million people 
in the United States are unemployed) 

and the budget for next year should 
be balanced, even with the present 

There are two opportunities for re- 
ductions in 1953 : defense spending 
and automatic cancellations. 

Regarding defense, Dr. Ratchford 
feels that the United States needs as 
much defense materiel and man power 
as it can obtain, but it could be ob- 
tained cheaper with more efficiency. 
The Duke economist shares the opinion 
of many Congressmen that the Armed 
Forces are very wasteful and extrava- 
gant, employing many luxuries for 
which there is no need. Economically 
reductions could be made, but politi- 
cally it is very difficult. 

"We are fighting a plush war," he 

Concerning two automatic tax re- 
ductions coming this year: the excess 
profits tax expires June 30; and the 
last increase in personal income tax 
expires December 31. In order to pre- 
vent these reductions someone will 
have to push a bill through Congress, 
which will take much more initiative 
than to let them expire. Even if they 
are allowed to expire, they will not 
affect the tax situation until 1954. 

At Duke since 1929, Dr. Ratchford 
was elected president of the Southern 
Economic Association in November, 
1952, and is also research director of 
the Committee of the South of the Na- 
tional Planning Association. 

He has held a number of economic 
posts with government agencies and 
other organizations. He is also author 
of many books and articles in the 
field, including one with Dr. Calvin B. 
Hoover, chairman of the Department 
of Economic^ entitled "Economic Re- 
sources and Policies of the South" and 
chief author of the recently published 
"Economy of Turkey." 

During the war, Dr. Ratchford 
taught in the advanced fiscal course of 
the Army Finance School at Duke. 
From August, 1945 to February, 1946 
he served as Economic Advisor for 
Level of Industry to the Office of Mili- 
tary Government for Germany in Ber- 
lin. He took a leading part in shaping 
the United States' position on repara- 
tions and in presenting it in the nego- 
tiations within the Committees of the 
Allied Control Authority. 

February, 1953 


History as the Background of Today 

Teaching Approach Brings History to Life for Duke Freshmen 

The proper study of mankind," said 
Alexander Pope some 250 years ago, 
"is man." 

And one of the most direct approaches 
to this "proper study'' is through history, 
which is a record of the mistakes and 
triumphs of man in the aggregate. The 
study of history, from before Herodotus, 
has been regarded as essential to a liberal 
education. It is equally essential to an 
understanding of the trends and currents 
of 20th Century civilization. 

These facts, of course, give history a 
prominent place on the curriculum of 
any college or university, although it is 
no longer a universally required subject 
for candidates for undergraduate degrees. 

At Duke, for example, only those stu- 
dents who have not successfully com- 
pleted a two years' course in high school 
are required to enroll in freshmen his- 
tory. At the end of the freshman year, 
however, those who do not elect the basic 
history course are apt to be told, by those 
who did, that they have missed one of the 
most stimulating experiences that the 
University can offer. 

History at Duke, from the very begin- 
ning, is taught in a manner that is cer- 
tainly different from most institutions, 
if not entirely unique. History is re- 
moved from the vacuum of the past and 
conclusively related to the living present, 
and in the process students are encour- 
aged (or prodded, as the need may be) 
into developing a pattern for continued 
reading and original thinking. 

This latter, educators will agree, is a 
thing of paramount significance, whether 
the student goes on to major in history, 
or whether he drops it after one year and 
not until later feels inclined to resume 
the study in a less formal manner and in 
a less helpful atmosphere. 

Issues Considered 

History 1 and 2, the freshman courses, 
are now introduced to students through 

Dr. William B. 
Hamilton, Jr., 
Director of Un- 
ci e r gr a duate 
Studies of the 
history depart- 

the following catalogue description : 
"This course is an introduction to the 
study of modern history with special 
reference to issues of the modern world. 
Topics selected for emphasis are : the 
contest between liberty and authority in 
the modern state ; changing economic or- 
ganization and theory — capitalism and 
the challenges to it; the problems of 
peace and war among the states; the 
changing faiths men live by." 

Dr. W. T. Laprade, professor and 
former head of the history depart- 
ment of Diute University, and his 
successor. Dr. Charles S. Sydnor. 

Admittedly, no student is expected to 
acquire a comprehensive knowledge of 
these momentous issues by meeting class 
three times a week for nine months, but 
when they have finished the course with 
a respectable grade to show for their 
efforts, they may begin to suspect the 
profound truth that current problems are 
not of spontaneous origin. The seeds of 
all modern difficulties, as well as the 
seeds of modern triumphs, were planted 
deep in the past. 

This knowledge goes a long way to- 
ward eliminating a frustrating sense of 
mystery that usually baffles young men 
and women who, for the first time, view 
critically the political, economic, and mil- 
itary activities of their nation. 

History 1 and 2 may not completely 
remove the curtain that separates the 
present from the past, but it at least 
provides a drawstring that can be pulled 
if the student is persistent and has been 
properly encouraged. 

The Background Approach 

When students enroll in History 1 and 
2, or its upperelass equivalent, History 
51 and 52, they buy a modestly bound 
volume published by Duke Press and en- 

titled Historical Background of the 
World Today. In time they come to refer 
to this paper-backed book simply as the 
"synopsis." Most of them speak the word 
with affection and respect. 

This "synopsis" is the theme that sup- 
ports the theory that history is a living, 
vital science. It is the roadmap that 
keeps its user firm upon the route that 
eventually leads to an understanding of 
modern civilization. 

When World War II ended, faculty 
members as well as students returned to 
the campus after wartime assignments 
that were exciting, responsible, or both. 
Many of the faculty members belonged 
to the History Department, and already 
they were well aware that in teaching 
their favorite subject in future years, a 
reorientation was necessary. 

The position of America as a world 
power had changed. Its influence was 
at a peak and its responsibilities were 
tremendous. On the other hand, Russia 
and the Far East had suddenly and 
alarmingly assumed roles that profoundly 
affected the future and the security of 
the long dominant West. 

A realignment of course offerings was 
indicated to the History Department. 
Accordingly, new men were added and 
new courses catalogued, with more em- 
phasis on sprawling and relatively un- 
known Russia and on the enigmatic East. 
Military history took on new meaning 
and was increasingly demanded by the 
veterans of land and sea engagements 
that were to become as classic as Auster- 
litz and Waterloo. 

At the same time there could be no 
minimizing of the influence of Western 
Europe upon the creation of the more 
recently established American states. 

At this time Dr. W. T. Laprade was 
head of the History Department and Dr. 
William B. Hamilton was supervisor of 
freshmen instruction. These two and 
others of their colleagues began a criti- 
cal examination of freshmen history of- 
ferings at the University. The old course 
that involved the use of a single cum- 
bersome textbook as the primary source 
of information seemed no longer ade- 
quate. Something new and different was 
needed — something that would stimulate 
student minds and encourage them to 
make a critical examination of the facts 
they gathered. 

Finally a thought developed that 


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seemed to offer a new and almost aca- 
demically daring solution. Why not pro- 
vide students with a synopsis of histori- 
cal events, including the factors of causa- 
tion, that produced the situations and 
conditions that now exist! And then 
leave each instructor free to send his class 
to the great varieties of source material 
that the University libraries offered? 

The fact that no adequate synopsis 
could be found was no deterrent. The de- 
partment undertook to produce such a 
synopsis with participating authors in- 
cluding Frances Acomb, John S. Curtiss, 
Arthur B. Ferguson, William B. Hamil- 
ton, W. T. Laprade, Alan K. Manchester, 
Ernest W. Nelson, Harold T. Parker, 
Theodore Bopp, and Bichard L. Watson. 

The small 128 page volume was edited 
by Drs. Harold T. Parker, at Duke since 
1939, and Theodore Bopp, a member of 
the department since 1938. 

The Synopsis as a Guide 

The best way to describe the synopsis 
and its purpose is to qiiote from its pref- 
ace, by Dr. Hamilton : 

"The profound changes which have 
shaken our society in this generation 
seemed to the staff at Duke to demand a 
fresh point of view in teaching "The His- 
torical Background of the World Today." 
A new orientation has become especially 
necessary for students in the United 
States. Furthermore, it is particularly 
the last three or four decades that chal- 
lenge the interest and the intelligence of 
the student. To treat of this period 
properly, or to draw its background in 
due perspective, it is not enough to add 
a few chapters to the orthodox textbook 
in European (or American) history. 

"Accordingly, we have re-examined 
both subject matter and emphasis from 
the vantage point of the topics or themes 
we thought most important in the pres- 
ent world. A survey course for one year 
cannot touch on everything. The themes 
we have chosen are 

"The rise of the national states and the 
conflict between liberty and authority 
within them ; 

"The problems of peace and war among 
these states; 

"The economic practices and theories 
of modern times, especially the chang- 
ing face of capitalism and the challenges 
to it; 

"And the faiths men live aud die by, 
not by any means confined to faiths or- 
dinarily called religious. Underlying the 
treatment of these four themes is the 
pregnant premise of 

"The expansion of Europe, whose in- 
stitutions, technologies, and faiths have 
been exported to all comers of the globe, 

where they have awakened mutual re- 
actions. . . . 

"Since some of the topics sketched for 
one class hour obviously cannot be cov- 
ered in that length of time without an 
unnecessary shock to the academic psyche 
of the teacher whose favorite topic is 
being thus outraged, we have left un- 
scheduled ten or twelve hours in each of 
the normal college semesters. This breath- 
ing space the instructor may use to ex- 
press his personality, to introduce differ- 
ent topics, or simply to catch up with 
his colleagues. Those topics that carry 
two numbers deserve, in our opinion, at 
least two lectures. 

"The course as here sketched is de- 
signed to fit no particular textbook. 
Bather, any text or book of readings can 
be pruned and stretched to fit the synop- 
sis, which in any event is the central 
guide for the student to both lectures and 

The first semester of the freshman 
course is devoted to an examination of 
the relevance of history to the present, 
and the emergence and development of 
Western civilization, including the United 
States and also the near and far east as 
their history relates to and influences the 

The sequence of events in the emer- 
gence of our present civilization may be 
listed as ( 1 ) the formation of nations, 
(2) the transference of national cultures 
overseas, adjusted and modified to fit new 
environments, (3) quarrels and contests 
of power between the states, and (4) the 
interaction between nations and social 
classes that causes changes to occur. 

One of the first tasks undertaken by 

History major Richard Sykes of 
Suffolk, Va., and Leone Otis of Glen 
Ellyn, 111., use facilities of the Docu- 
ments Room of the University Li- 
brary to gather material for history 

a freshman history teacher at Duke is 
influencing his students to read exposi- 
tory prose in a manner that enables them 
to derive meaning and intent. Next, and 
of great importance to this particular 
program, the teacher does his utmost to 
persuade his students to read critically. 

Every effort is made to demonstrate 
the fact that history is not the cut and 
dried opinion of one writer, nor of one 
particular school. With the synopsis as 
the guide to the text, and with the en- 
couragement of wide historical reading, 
students are free to discover the great 
variety of historical literature available. 

It comes as a surprise to many of them 
when instructors send them to letters, 
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Frequent informal conferences between professors and students are an 
important and popular feature of the history department at Duke. Here 
Margaret Worrell of Palm Beach, Fla., and Bill Anderson of Grosse Pointe, 
Mich., discuss their individual research problems with Dr. Richard L. Wat- 
son, Jr., associate professor, whose specialty is United States history. 

February, 19S3 


Alumni Activities 

Dr. F. S. Hickman will preach iu the 
Chapel Sunday morning, and in the 
afternoon the Chapel Choir will sing 
"Elijah," rounding out the varied ac- 
tivities planned for the combined Aluni- 
nae-Mother-Daughter weekend. 

Memphis, Tenn. 

A showing of the Duke-Tennessee foot- 
hall movie was featured at the monthly 
meeting of Memphis, Tenn., alumni on 
January 10. G. L. Brandon, B.S.M.E. 
'44, 3791 Shirlwood Avenue, Memphis, 
was in charge of arrangements for the 

Pitt County 

President Edens was guest speaker at 
the December meeting of Pitt County 
Alumni at which officers elected were : 
Alton R, Barrett '27, Greenville, X. C, 
president; Robert W. Booth '30, Ayden, 
N. C, vice-president; Doris Garris May 
(Mrs. Reynolds, Jr.) '34, Greenville, 
secretary-treasurer; and Kathryn Van- 
Nortwick Whichard (Mrs. David J.) '49. 
Greenville, representative to the Alumnae 

Nashville, Tenn. 

A committee of interested alumni in- 
eluding Betty Currie '53. Nancy Bracken 
'50, Jim Hawkins '49. Lynwood "Bozo" 
Brown '27, Sherwood Smith '50, Lucy 
Van Voorhees '45, and Lee Davis '23, 
have been working busily to organize an 
active Duke group in Nashville, Tenn. 
Their work was to be culminated at 6 :30 
p.m. on February 4 with the meeting at 
Mrs. Brown's Coffee Shop on Highway 
100. Dr. Alan K. Manchester and a 
movie of the Duke-Tennessee game were 
on the schedule. 

Louisville, Ky. 

Dr. Alan K. Manchester, dean of 
undergraduate studies, was scheduled to 
speak at the annual meeting of Louisville. 
Ky., alumni, which was to be held at the 
Louisville Boat Club at 6 :30 p.m. on 
February 3, with J. W. Prince, Jr. '22 
presiding. The Duke-Tennessee movie 
was also on the schedule. 

New officers for the group will be an- 
nounced in the March Register. 

Gaston-Lincoln Counties 

It was erroneously reported in the Jan- 
uary Register that George Jamie, Jr. '46 
of McCormiek, S. C, was elected secre- 
tary-treasurer of the Gaston-Lincoln 
group. It has since been learned that in- 
formation given to us was incorrect and 

that Julius Sanders '32, LL.B. '35, 517 
W. Fifth Avenue, Gastonia, N. C, is the 
new secretary -treasurer. 

Also, another mistake in our informa- 
tion led us to print "the Joseph Leapark 
scholarship," when it should have been 
"the Joseph Seapark scholarship." 

Alumnae Weekend for '53 
Is Set for April 17 to 19 

This year for the first time Alumnae 
Weekend will be combined with Mother- 
Daughter Weekend, with their programs 
coordinated to make a full and entertain- 
ing weekend for both alumnae and 
mothers. The round of activities will be- 
gin Friday, April 17, and continue to 
Sunday, April 19. 

For Friday afternoon an Alumnae 
Council meeting is scheduled in East 
Duke building. In the Woman's College 
Auditorium Friday night the Durham 
Civic Choral Society, assisted by members 
from the Duke Symphony Orchestra di- 
rected by Associate Professor Allan Had- 
ley Bone, and visiting and local soloists, 
will present Bach's "Magnificat," and 
Mozart's (Grand) Mass in C Minor. 

A lecture by Dr. Earl Hanson, assist- 
ant professor of political science and di- 
rector of the Orientation Program for 
Foreign Students, held at Duke each 
summer for six weeks, will describe for 
alumnae and mothers something of the 
foreign student program carried on 
throughout the United States. Following 
Dr. Hanson, four foreign students now 
at Duke will hold a panel discussion on 
a current topic. 

At one o'clock on Saturday a luncheon 
meeting of the Alumnae Association will 
be held in the Men's Graduate Living 
Center, after which a tour will be eon- 
ducted of the Center; Hanes House, the 
new Nurses' Home ; the Physics building, 
where the Van de Graaff Accelerator may 
be seen; and other places of interest on 
both campuses. 

After an alumnae dinner meeting at 
6 p.m., Saturday, alumnae and mothers 
are invited to attend a student program 
by the Modern Dance Group, voice stu- 
dents of Assistant Professor James 
Wood, and piano students of Assistant 
Professor Loren Withers. 

Making and Selling Boxes 

Two executives of Old Dominion Box 
Company, Inc., Southern package man- 
ufacturers, are Sales Manager W. T. 
"Bill" Buice '35 and Design Director 
Jean Erwin '47. 

Mr. Buice has been with Old Dominion 
company since 1942 and was made sales 
manager in 1947. Before entering the 
box business he represented several North 
Carolina firms in the sales market. He 
is married to Genevieve Ramsaur '36 and 
has two children, William Thomas III 
and Edith. 

Miss Erwin, who joined the Old Do- 
minion staff in 1951, is now design di- 
rector. After graduating from Duke she 
earned her Master's degree in Science and 
Retailing from New Vork University in 
1948, after which she did advertising 
work in New York and also taught at 

Dr. Nease Is Injured 

Dr. Edgar H. Nease, Sr. '25, B.D. '31, 
first graduate of Duke Divinity School, 
and executive secretary of the southeast- 
ern jurisdiction of the Methodist Church, 
was critically hurt in a head-on automo- 
bile collision near Seneca, S. C. while en 
route from Asheville, N. C, to his home 
in Atlanta, Ga., on December 29. 

At the last report his condition was 
serious but no longer critical. He sus- 
tained a fractured skull and two broken 
legs in the accident. 

Also in the collision, his daughter, 
Mabel Ruth '54, received a brain con- 
cussion and broken leg, while Mrs. Nease 
sustained cuts and bruises around the 


Duke Alumni Register 

Dr. Nease, a native of Greensboro, N. 
C, and a trustee of Duke and of Brevard 
College, this fall was promoted to the 
southeastern post. The position involves 
the promotion of all educational, evange- 
listic, and missionary activities of the 
Methodist Church in the Southeastern 

For the past 13 years he was secretary 
of the Western N. C. Methodist Confer- 
ence. He has served pastorates at Char- 
lotte, China Grove, "West Asheville, and 
Greensboro. Twice he has served as dis- 
trict superintendent of the Charlotte dis- 
trict and once of the Salisbury district. 

His son, Edgar H. Nease, Jr. '45. B.D. 
'48, is pastor of Abernethy Methodist 
Church, Asheville, N C. 

One of Ten "Outstanding" 

William H. Mul- 
ler, Jr. M.D. '44 
has been named 
one of the Ten Out- 
standing Young 
Men of 1952 by the 
U. S. Junior Cham- 
ber of Commerce 
for his noteworthy 
accomplishments in 
cardiac surgery. 
Selected for de- 
veloping two heart operations which have 
never been successful before, Dr. Muller 
devised an operation for congenital trans- 
position of pulmonary veins and also an 
operation for treatment of high blood 
pressure in pulmonary circulation. 

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. 
Muller instructs at U.C.L.A. Medical 
School; Horbor General Hospital, Tor- 
rance, Calif.; and Wadsworth Veterans' 
Hospital, Los Angeles, Calif. 

Receives Safety Award 

Veva Barber 
Tomlinson (Mrs. 
Lovell G.) A.M. '40 
of 115 South 13th 
Street, St. Joseph, 
Mo., recently re- 
ceived the * 1952 
Carol Lane Award, 
given to the wom- 
an judged to have 
done more than 
any other to pro- 
mote traffic safety in the United States 
over a twelve-month period. 

At the National Safety Congress in 
Chicago, 111., she was presented with a 
$1,000 U. S. defense bond and a statuette 
made especially for this award by a fa- 
mous sculptor. 

Mrs. Tomlinson, a teacher at Central 
High School, St. Joseph, Avon this honor 
with her work in planning and directing 
a program of pedestrian safety educa- 
tion, carried on by students in her two 
civics classes. The program started in 
November, 1951, and continued into May, 

Book by Duke Alumnus 

George Washington in American 
Literature 1775-1865 

By William Alfred Bryan, A.M. '33. 
Columbia University Press $4.00 

This book by the late William Alfred 
Bryan A.M. '33 is an attempt to discover 
and evaluate writers' opinions of George 
Washington in the period from 1775 to 
1865. Due to the prodigious amount of 

writing about Washington, the period 
under consideration is limited to material 
written between the year Washington was 
made Commander-in-Chief of the Con- 
tinental forces, and the time when Abra- 
ham Lincoln's fame began to rival Wash- 

Under consideration in the book are 
poets, dramatists, and fiction writers' 
treatments of Washington, and also the 
opinions of biographers and orators. Also 
included are the ideas of Thackeray, an 
Englishman, whose sketch of Washington 
in The Virginians produced criticism of 
Washington in America. 

To discover the essential facts of 
Washington literature, the author studied 
a very large sample of the works, includ- 
ing almost everything of literary impor- 
tance. Many quotations are included in 
the work. 

Bob Sheldon Is First Democrat to Win 
Hometown Office Since Father Was Mayor 

Putting a re- 
verse twist on the 
trend in national 
politics, Roselle 
Park, N. J., re- 
cently elected its 
first democratic 
mayor in 20 years. 
The successful 
candidate was 
Robert L. Sheldon 
'44, and assisting 
with his campaign was ATO fraternity 
brother William J. Rokos, Jr., '44, LL.B. 

Although both Bob and Bill entered 
Duke with the class of 1944, neither re- 
ceived degrees until some years later, 
Bob in 1947 'and Bill in 1948. War 
interrupted their undergraduate 

The new Mayor of Roselle Park, a 
member of the varsity baseball squad 
while at Duke, enlisted in the Army Re- 
serve in August, 1942, and was called to 
active duty in March 1943. In 1945 he 
was commissioned a second lieutenant in 
the transportation corps and subsequently 
saw service in the European theater of 
operations. He was released to inactive 
duty in July, 1946, to return to Duke 
to complete requirements for his degree. 
He took his law degree from Rutgers 
University in 1950 and has been prac- 
ticing law for the past two years. 

Roselle Park, a town of some 15,000, is 
notorious as a Republican Party strong- 
hold. No democrat has been elected to 
any office since 1932, and in the 1952 
elections the town went Republican for 
federal, state, and county offices two to 
one. Bob Sheldon was the only democrat 
to emerge victorious, and his 1,000-vote 
majority was the largest ever given any 
member of his party in the town's en- 
tire history. 

The last democratic mayor of Roselle 
Park was also a Sheldon, Murray B., 
Sr., father of Bob. 

"My election," Bob reports, "resulted 
from a variety of things, but mostly hard 
work, which included doorbell ringing, 
circularizing, house meetings, and public 

At 29, he is the youngest man ever to 
occupy the mayor's office of the New 
Jersey town. 

"Quite naturally," he said, "I am proud 
of the accomplishment, but I fully realize 
the large responsibility which lies ahead. 
I am sure that we'll come through in the 
good old Duke tradition." 

Bob has just recently become engaged 
to Helen Constance Hartung of Roselle 
Park and the Register expects to report 
his marriage in the near future. Bob's 
brother, Murray B. Sheldon, Jr., is a 
member of the class of '43. 

February, 1953 


Meetings for Area Chairmen 

Loyalty Fund Enters Last Half with New Records in Sight 

Ddeing the last half of February meet- 
ings will be held in nine centrally lo- 
cated cities for more than 150 area chair- 
men who will head this year's geographi- 
cal area Loyalty Fund campaigns. 

This will be the first time since 1950 
that area campaigns have been conducted 
for the annual giving program. In that 
year the Loyalty Fund was temporarily 
merged with the Development Campaign. 
and the annual giving program did not 
reassume its separate identity again until 
last spring. 

As has been previously reported, at 
mid-year it looked like the 1952-53 Loy- 
alty Fund was well on its way to surpass- 
ing all previous records. In 1948-49 more 
than $154,000 was raised by the Fund 
with contributions coming from 6,541 

alumni and friends. On Feb. 1 this year, 
including credits from long term Devel- 
opment Campaign pledges, the Fund to- 
talled $148,790.98 from 5,410 contrib- 

Meeting places for area chairmen 
throughout the country are as follows : 

At Washington, D. C. 

William M. Werber, '30, will be host at 
a meeting of area chairmen in the gen- 
eral vicinity to Washington, D. C. The 
meeting will take place on February 17 
at the Willard Hotel at 12 :30 p.m. Areas 
to be represented will be Washington, D. 
C. ; Baltimore, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, 
Hagerstown, Hyattsville, Silver Spring, 
Md. ; Alexandria, Arlington, Charlottes- 
ville, Falls Church, Staunton, and Rich- 
mond, Va. 






The above chart shows the progress made by the 1952-53 Loyalty Fund 
since September, and it also shows steps in the mail campaign that kept 
the line moving upward. Over 5,400 contributors have made this great 
record possible. 

At Atlanta, Ga. 

T. R. Waggoner, '22, will be host at a 
meeting of area chairmen in the general 
vicinity of Atlanta, Ga. The meeting will 
take place on February 17 at the Capital 
City Club at 12 :30 p.m. Areas to be rep- 
resented will be Birmingham, Ala.; At- 
lanta, Augusta, Columbus, Decatur, Ma- 
con, Greenville, Savannah, Ga. ; Spartan- 
burg, S. C. ; Jackson, Miss. 

At Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Paul L. Sample, '18, will be host at a 
meeting of area chairmen in the general 
vicinity to Pittsburgh, Pa. The meeting 
will take place on February 18 at the 
Duquesne Club at 12 :30 p.m. Areas to be 
represented will be Buffalo, Rochester, N. 
Y. ; Cleveland, Columbus, Ohio ; McKees- 
port, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

At Nashville, Tenn. 

Lynwood E. Brown, '27, will be host at 
a meeting of area chairmen in the gen- 
eral vicinity to Nashville, Tenn. The 
meeting will take place on February 18 
at the Noel Hotel at 12 :30 p.m. Areas to 
be represented will be Lexington, Louis- 
ville, Ky. ; New Orleans, La.; Cincinnati, 
Ohio ; Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, 
Nashville, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 

At Jacksonville, Fla. 

Laurence F. Lee, Jr., '49, will be host 
at a meeting of area chairmen in the 
general vicinity to Jacksonville, Fla. The 
meeting will take place on February 19 
at the Roosevelt Hotel at 12:30 p.m. 
Areas to be represented will be Clear- 
water, Jacksonville, Orlando, St. Peters- 
burg, Tampa, Fla. 

At Detroit, Mich. 

Henry C. Doss, '09, will be host at a 
meeting of area chairmen in the general 
vicinity to Detroit, Mich. The meeting 
will take place on February 19 at the 
Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel, Parlor H, at 
12 :30 p.m. Areas to be represented will 
be Indianapolis, Ind. ; Chicago, Evanston, 
Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Detroit, and 
Grosse Pointe, Mich. 

At Miami, Fla. 

A meeting will be held for area chair- 
men in the general vicinity to Miami, 
Fla. The meeting will take place on 
February 20 at the McAllister Hotel, 
Havanna Room at 12 :30 p.m. Areas to 
be represented will be Coral Gables, Ft. 
Lauderdale, Miami, and West Palm 
Beach, Fla. 

At New York City 

Ben F. Few, '15, will be host at a meet- 
ing of area chairmen in the general vi- 
cinity to New York, N. Y. The meeting 
will take place on February 20 at the 
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Duke Alumni Register 

The Undergraduate View 

by Charles Wray '55 

The social life on campus received a 
tremendous boost when the East 
Campus judicial board presented the co- 
eds with a belated Christmas gift, 11:30 
permission for Friday and Sunday nights 
except for first semester freshmen. 

With the usual after vacation lull, the 
new policy gave the social life a much- 
needed shot in the arm. The gentlemen 
from West were hardly able to call for 
a date and escort her anywhere before 
it was curfew time under the old rule. 

Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, present United 
States representative to the United Na- 
tions General Assembly, is slated to speak 
at Duke on the 3rd. She is being spon- 
sored by the Student Forum Committee 
and will talk on a topic concerned with 
current world affairs. A reception in her 
honor will be held in the Woman's Col- 
lege Union. 

The midnight oil was burned by the 
barrel on both campuses during the 
month as the students prepared for se- 
mester exams. The exam period lasted 
for ten days and began on the 16th. The 
usual moaning and groaning was heard 
with an occasional exuberant expression 
of triumph. 

Semesters and Quarter 

The exam talk brings us to our topic 
of the month, the semester system vs. 
the quarter system. Under the quarter 
system we would attend classes five or 
six days a week (this is not the point of 
argument), but we would attend the 
same classes day after day. Exams would 
fall before Christmas, before the Spring 
holidays, and the early part of June. 

Wouldn't this be much better than go- 
ing to each class every other day and be- 
ing forced to recall the last of January 
what we learned the middle of Septem- 
ber? Also, if a student got a boring, 
uninteresting class or professor, the 
agony would not be as prolonged. 

Congratulations to Dot Jenkins for 
reaching the finals of the Cotton Maid 
Contest. She was one of twenty-one fi- 
nalists selected from the southern United 
States. The contestants were judged on 
the basis of poise, personality, back- 

ground, intelligence, and personal ap- 

Hoof 'n' Horn's next production has 
been scheduled for April 23, 24, the an- 
nual Joe College Week-end. Ed Nayor 
and Fred Vandeventer submitted the win- 
ning script, All's Fair in Love. 

Miscellaneous Observations 

The selection of the band for the big- 
gest college week-end in the South will be 
announced soon by Shoe and Slipper. It 
is rumored that Ray Anthony will ap- 
pear. Anthony's band is very popular 
with college students, and his reputation 
was enhanced greatly last year when he 
appeared in Chapel Hill as the feature 
of Carolina's Winter Germans. 

The plans call for the forthcoming 
week-end to be the "biggest and best" 
ever. The traditional parade, parties, 
dances, concert, and absurd dress will 
prevail. Each individual dressing as the 
comic strips portray college life greatly 
adds to the spectacular event. 

The unbelievable has happened. East 
has finally settled on a rush plan. For 
next year, the situation will be a four- 
week plan with rush functions on twelve 
of the twenty-seven days. No more visit- 
ing in the dormitories is permitted. 

Further need for a revised cut system 
was shown with the mass exodus of the 
student body before Christmas vacation. 
It is estimated that from 600-1,000 stu- 
dents left for home before they had com- 
pleted their classes; many of this num- 
ber had no cuts left. 

With a cut system allowing more ex- 
cused cuts, for sickness, etc., there would 
be a better opportunity for the students 
to save their cuts for an extra holiday 
before authorized vacations. This plan 
would be far more acceptable than the 
present one because of Duke's cosmopoli- 
tan composition. However, regardless of 
when the holidays were to begin, some 
individuals would want to leave early for 
this reason or that. 

One of the most needed improvements 
is now being made to the grounds. All of 
the sidewalks are being filled under the 
stones with sand so as to provide for 

better drainage. This improvement has 
been heralded by students and faculty 
alike as a good thing. It is bad enough 
having to walk through the rain from 
one side of campus to the other, but 
having to wade makes it even worse. 

As is usually the case, Duke is in the 
midst of its annual after-exam-laxness. 
Life is returning to normal, basketball 
games fill many of the evenings, and 
everyone is thriving since the burden of 
dreaded examinations has passed until 

After a two-day vacation which left the 
campus generally uninhabited, classes 
have begun for Spring semester. In spite 
of the usual complaints all students sur- 
vived the process of changing courses 
and arranging class schedules. 

But the library seems surprisingly 
empty now, with only a few students liv- 
ing up to that harassed exam-period 
vow: "Next semester I'll keep up with 
every assignment, type all my notes, and 
have my term papers written by spring 
vacation !'' 

Just yesterday one student observed 
that it was a wonderful feeling to be one 
of the few in the library and to be get- 
ting a head start on everyone else. It 
won't be long, though, before many other 
students find assignments and papers 
piling up and settle down to serious 

Honors recently came to two seniors 
when Yvonne Sehweistris of Greensboro, 
N. C, and Lloyd Caudle of Lewisville, 
N. C, were chosen Duke's Representative 
Student Teachers for 1953. 


(Continued from Page 40) 

Toots Shor Restaurant at 12 :30 p.m. 
Areas to be represented will be Branford, 
Hartford, New Haven, Conn. ; Wilming- 
ton, Del. ; Boston, Cambridge, Mass. ; 
Bloomfield, Chatham, Maplewood, Mont- 
elair, Newark, New Brunswick, Orange, 
Plainfield, Princeton, Trenton, Westfield, 
N. J. ; Bayside area, Bronxville, Bronx- 
Yonkers area, Brooklyn, Long Island, New 
Rochelle area, New York proper, Orange 
and Rockland County, Queens area, 
Scarsdale area, Schenectady, Staten Is- 
land, Syracuse, White Plains, N. Y., and 
Jamaica area, N. Y. ; Darby & Upper 
Darby, Lancaster, and Philadelphia, Pa. 

And on the Campus 

On March 1 a meeting will be held in 
the West Campus Ballroom at the L T ni- 
versity for chairmen from 79 areas in 
South Carolina, North Carolina, and Vir- 
ginia. Dr. Edens will be present to speak 
at this occasion. 

February, 1953 


From the Faculty 

Fund to Fight Polio 

Duke has received a $9,928 March of 
Dimes grant for muscle research to com- 
bat polio by Dr. J. E. Markee, medical 
scientist and chairman of the Department 
of Anatomy, who has been conducting 
research aimed at improving the results 
of muscle transplant operations needed 
by paralyzed polio patients. 

The grant will enable Duke scientists 
to determine whether the structural and 
functional characteristics of muscles can 
be changed. The Duke project is de- 
signed to find out whether flexor muscles, 
which give us stability, can be made to 
do the work of extensor muscles, which 
enable us to move, and vice versa. 

Dr. Markee said that sometimes it is 
necessary to replace a flexor muscle for 
an extensor, and results frequently are 
not satisfactory. His project is expected 
to make clear the reasons why failures 
occur, and whether the structure and 
function of muscles are fixed at birth or 
can be changed when the job they have 
to do is changed. 

Partly as a result of progress in the 
project. Dr. Markee recently said. "It 
is reasonable to be optimistic that polio 
victims will become self-supporting." 

A pioneer in audio-visual aids in medi- 
cal teaching. Dr. Markee recently re- 
ceived another March of Dimes grant for 
continued production of movies, which 
the foundation is distributing through- 
out the nation. The movies are helping 
physicians and physical therapists to bet- 
ter understand functional anatomy. 

Dr. Forbus Made Consultant 

Dr. Wiley D. Forbus. chairman of 
Duke's Department of Pathology, has 
been appointed consultant to the U. S. 
Atomic Energy Commission's Division of 
Biology and Medicine. 

Dr. Forbus will serve as consultant in 
the South on pathological problems re- 
lating to claims of radiation and other 
tvpe injuries against the government. 
With the appointment he becomes one of 
ieveral nationally outstanding medical 
men who are assisting the AEC with such 

He also serves as area consultant for 

the Veterans' Administration and con- 
sultant to the Armed Forces Institute 
of Pathology. 

Leading exponent for a new medical 
examiner system in North Carolina, Dr. 
Forbus says the AEC work will be in the 
same field and will relate to establishing 
a better system of investigating injuries 
and deaths, particularly homicides. The 
AEC appointment will not conflict with 
his other federal agency services. 

Dr. Gilbert Is Honored 

Professor of English. Dr. Allan H. Gil- 
bert, was guest of honor at the annual 
Milton meeting of the recent 1952 ses- 
sion of the Modern Language Associa- 
tion in Boston, Mass. 

Professor Gilbert was selected for the 
honor by Milton scholars of this country 
who also named Professor Henry J. W. 
Tillyard of Cambridge, England to be 
guest of honor among the foreign 

A pamphlet about the Duke English 
scholar, including a tribute to him and a 
list of his publications, was presented at 
the meeting. 

During the meeting Dr. Gilbert also 
~ave two papers: "The Seven Sins in 
Paradise Lost," an interpretation of Sa- 
tan's Council in the poem; and "Thoughts 
on the Renaissance Epic," a comment on 
''Orlando Furioso" and "Paradise Lost" 
as renaissance epics. 

Dr. Cartwright Defends Schools 

At a recent meeting of the American 
Historical Association. Dr. William H. 
Cartwright, chairman of The Duke De- 
partment of Education was the chief 
critic of a resolution presented by Arthur 
E. Bestor. Jr.. of the University of Illi- 
nois, who accused professional educators 
of setting up a threat to democracy it- 
self, by abandoning the pursuit of true 
learning in public schools. 

Asserting that he spoke for more than 
600 scholars representing dozens of fields 
of study. Bestor called on the American 
Historical Association to take the lead in 
organizing learned groups for a fight 
against "anti-intellectualism." 

The group's central criticism was that 
true intellectual training aimed at de- 
veloping the capacity for thought and 
understanding, has been shoved into the 
background and the emphasis is now on 
mere unrelated skills and isolated facts. 
A second contention was that schools are 
scattering their shots, losing effectiveness 
by going too far in emphasizing salable 
skills that belong primarily to other so- 
cial agencies and taking time away from 
their own basic job. 

In objecting to Professor Bestor's reso- 
lutions, Dr. Cartwright said, "There is 
nothing new about the complaint that 
our schools are not doing a good job. 
Such complaints are probably as old as 
the schools." 

In answer to the question of empha- 
sizing salable skills. Dr. Cartwright said. 
"Does Professor Bestor plan to do away 
with vocational education in the schools? 
What is he going to do with the needs 
now met by teachers of typewriting, 
shorthand, bookkeeping, home economies, 
agriculture, woodwork, metalwork, draw- 
ing, and so on? These are subjects which 
exist by reason of demand by the Amer- 
ican people." 

The controversy was solved for the 
moment when the resolution went to the 
council of the association, which reported* 
back with the suggestion, made by Dr. 
Cartwright, that a committee be named 
to study the question and report next 


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En route for Greece to serve during 
the spring semester as visiting profes- 
sor of American literature and civi- 
lization at the University of Athens 
under a Fulbright grant is Dr. Jay 
B. Hubbell. professor of American 
literature at Duke. Here he is photo- 
graphed with Mrs. Hubbell as they 
sailed aboard the American Export 
Liner Independence. They plan to be 
gone about six months. 


Duke Alumni Register 

The Faculty Emeriti No. 4 - Dr. A. M. Proctor 

Arthur Marcus Proctor, a native of 
Huntsville, Ala., first came to Trinity 
College in 1906, a freshman entering 
from Webb School in Tennessee. He re- 
mained at Trinity until he took his A.B. 
degree in 1910 and then departed. 

But in 1923 he returned again to take 
a teaching post in the Department of 
Education. It was as a professor of edu- 
cation that he retired last June, after a 
career of nearly 30 distinguished years 
on the Duke faculty. 

Before returning to Duke, or Trinity as 
it still was in 1923, Dr. Proctor had been, 
successively, principal of the Newnan, 
Ga., High School; superintendent of 
schools at Mount Olive, N". ft, Roanoke 
Rapids, N. ft, Goldsboro. N. C, and 
Wayne County; and headmaster of 
Castle School on the Hudson. Meanwhile 
he had found time to take the A.M. de- 
gree in 1922 from Teachers College, Co- 
lumbia University, from which same in- 
stitution he also took his Ph.D. in 1930. 

Now it was hardly to be expected that 
he would retire completely once he bade 
goodbye to his East Campus office at 
Duke. His life, as a teacher, as an edu- 

cational consultant, and as a director of 
the Duke Summer Session, had been too 
active to permit even semi-idleness. 

"Just about two weeks before the open- 
ing of Pembroke State College," he writes 
from Pembroke, N. ft, "the chairman of 
the Department of Education resigned. 
I was asked to fill the place for the year 
until a successor could be found. So here 
I am." 

Pembroke, it should be added, is the 
State college for Indians in North Caro- 
lina. It has an enrollment that rarely ex- 
ceeds 100. 

"There are only two members of the 
department," Dr. Proctor adds. "I have 
full charge of the courses for those stu- 
dents preparing for high school teaching, 
except subject-matter methods courses. 
My assistant has charge of the training 
of elementary school teachers. 

"This is a most interesting job. Indians 
are like most any other group — some 
bright, some average, and some slow. 
With uniformly small classes, however, 
one has the opportunity to give attention 
to individual students. Without the 'ex- 
tra' duties — committee assignments, ad- 

ministrative details, etc. — usually found 
in a large institution, I have a great deal 
of time for individual pupil conferences 
out of regular class hours. 

"It is quite inspiring to encounter the 
high aspirations and eager endeavors of 
the young men and women of this mi- 
nority group, so long restricted by social 
and economic barriers." 

Thus the work of a man who has con- 
tributed such a great amount to both 
public and private education in North 
Carolina continues beyond the age of re- 
tirement. Dr. Marcus Proctor defies in- 
activity by taking what may well be the 
most challenging job of his life. 

Dr. Taylor Cole Is Active 
During Stay in Europe 

Dr R. Taylor Cole, professor of po- 
litical science, recently attended a meet- 
ing of the Research Committee of the 
International Political Science Associa- 
tion in Oxford, England. 

The committee was scheduled to draw 
up a program of research for the organi- 
zation and will make plans for a round- 
table meeting to be held in Florence, 
Italy, next June. 

Dr. Cole, currently studying in Italy 
under terms of a Fulbright grant, re- 
cently completed a three-year term as 
managing editor of the "American Po- 
litical Science Review." 

Next month the Duke professor is 
scheduled to give four lectures on com- 
parative personnel administration at the 
College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. 
The College, which names Winston 
Churchill among its sponsors, is open 
only to selected post-doctoral European 
students. Previous lecturers from the 
United States include Arthur N. Hol- 
combe, professor of government at Har- 
vard University. 

List of Dr. Laprade's Writings Is Published 

Dr. William T. Laprade, nationally 
known Duke historian, and former 
head of the history department at 
Duke, has just been honored by the 
publication of a list of his writings. 

Entitled "A Preliminary List of the 
Printed Writings of William Thomas 
Laprade" and compiled by Dr. Wil- 
liam B. Hamilton of the Duke history 
department, the list includes Dr. La- 
prade's books, essays and articles, and 

Dr. Hamilton points out in the in- 
troduction to the list that "the sub- 
jects which have engaged Professor 
Laprade's thought are politics and cur- 
rent affairs, newspapers and public 
opinion, the writing and teaching of 
history, freedom of inquiry and the 
society and institutions of England, 
particularly in the eighteenth century. 

"He does not take the conventional 
view necessarily nor the unpopular 
view unnecessarily," Dr. Hamilton 
writes. "He expresses views on so- 
cial and economic subjects quite fre- 
quently in advance of or out of tune 

with those held by the dominant ele- 
ments in the society. 

"And one of his several careers has 
consisted of trying to convince society 
that it harms itself and does wrong 
when it demands too much conformity 
or drives dissenters into the wilder- 

Dr. Laprade is a native of Franklin 
County, Va. He has been a Duke 
faculty member since 1909 and is the 
senior member of the active teaching 

Editor of the "South Atlantic Quar- 
terly," Dr. Laprade has served as act- 
ing director of the Duke University 
Press. He is the author of "England 
and the French Revolution," "British 
History for American Students," and 
other books. 

The Duke historian served as presi- 
dent of the American Association of 
University Professors, 1942-43. His 
professional and honorary member- 
ships include the Royal Historical So- 
ciety, American Historical Associa- 
tion, American Political Science Asso- 
ciation, and Phi Beta Kappa. 

February, 1953 


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Tall white pillars outline the entrance to Asbury Build- 
ing, which was a classroom and administration building 
during Trinity Park School da.vs, and housed physics 
and engineering until its recent renovation in 1950. 

New Instructor Robert M. Broderson explains the tech- 
nique used to prepare one of his prints exhibited in the 
Woman's College Library last fall. He recently won a 
purchase award made by the North Carolina Art Society. 

Looking at Art and Artists 

In addition to displays of student 
art efforts, exhibits of famous artists' 
works are presented in Asbury's 
showcases. This attractive display of 
Matisse, other well-known artists, and 
paintings by Instructor Robert Brod- 
erson. line the corridor on the second 
floor of Asbury. These exhibits at- 
tract visitors to Asbury and provide 
an incentive for aspiring student 
painters. Prints of famous paintings 
such as those shown here are avail- 
able to students free of charge 
through the lending library service. 

Three years ago the Department of 
Aesthetics, Art, and Music took a vital 
forward step when it moved its faculty 
and equipment into Asbury Building, tak- 
ing over from physics and engineering. 

Located in a quiet spot behind Pegram 
House on East Campus, Asbury has had 
a long and colorful history dating back 
to its role of administration and class- 
room building for Trinity Park School. 
After Trinity College became Duke, the 
building housed physics and engineering 
classrooms. In 1950 the old brick struc- 
ture had a complete face 1 lifting from 
top to bottom, inside and out, and as a 
final touch its lofty pillars were painted 
a glowing white. In spite of its moderni- 
zation, however, the old building has 
never lost its time-worn appearance, and 
provides just the proper atmosphere for 
budding artists. 

Until the art department was gathered 
into one building, its facilities were 
widely scattered in four classrooms in 
three different buildings and had, in addi- 
tion, one office and one slide projector 
room. Now, with the exception of one 
projection room on West Campus, all 
courses from freshman surveys to the 
most advanced applied art and art his- 
tory are conducted under Asbury's old 
grey roof. 

With eight art majors, the department 
offers a majority of history of art sub- 
jects ranging from ancient to modem 
times. Many non-majors take art his- 
tory and applied art courses, all of which 

are open to them. All majors are re- 
quired to take varied art history courses 
and are recommended to take at least the 
most basic applied art course. Associate 
professors Elizabeth R. Sunderland, 
Louise Hall, Marianna Jenkins, and Sid- 
ney D. Markman teach art history and 
survey courses. 

Upon entering Asbury the first thing a 
visitor notices is a series of student 
paintings on walls lining dimly lighted 
corridors. Taking the center of attention 
at the present time are two showcases 
filled with brilliantly-colored primitive 
imaginative masks made by art education 

Applied art is taught on the first floor 
in a large corner room surrounded by 
high windows. Motley easels, paintings, 
and sculptures scattered throughout the 
room make it different from any other 
classroom on campus. New Instructor 
Robert M. Broderson '50 and Assistant 
Professor Earl Mueller teach applied art. 

Going up the wide wooden stairs to the 
second floor the visitor finds classrooms 
for survey and history courses with one 
projection room to reproduce art objects 
for detailed study. Proceeding through 
a closed door and up to the third floor 
one finds the photographic laboratory and 
classroom with a projector for showing 
photographs of art objects. Unique in 
this room are art photographs, ranging 
from pre-classical to gothic periods, 
which cover a wide strip along two walls. 
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Duke Alumni Register 

A curving stair rail makes a striking- setting for this 
oil painting done by Ron Underwood of Lake Worth, Fla. 
Frames for pictures such as these are made in Asbury's 
work shop. Currently shown works are by art beginners. 

Here two students study the technique Jo Fox of Albe- 
marle, N. C.j used in her oil painting of a clown and some 
still-life objects. This and other paintings decorate the 
dim corridors spreading through Asbury's first floor. 

Photographs of art works studied by art history students are posted on the walls of Asbury's third floor class- 
room. Shown here is Hellenistic art from 323-146 B.C. Throughout the year the Woman's College Library presents 
exhibits correlated with the period being studied in such courses. 

Paintings in varying stages of completion are always 
in evidence in this large, well-lighted painting laboratory. 
Here Mr. Broderson conducts a beginning art laboratory 
held twice a week for a total of four hours. 

For the benefit of the photographer a few art students 
model some primitive imaginative masks made in an art 
education course. Constructed of paper mache mounted 
on wire, the masks are vividly colored. 

February, 1953 


Fight for Conference Tournament Now Uphill 

Blue Devils Must Win Against Heavy Odds to Qualify for March Event 

Duke's cagers, boasting a 7-6 record 
going into the idle period for exam- 
inations, turned in their traditional dis- 
appointing performance in the fourth an- 
nual Dixie Classic held during the holi- 
days in Raleigh's William Neal Reynolds 
Coliseum, but rallied to capture two vic- 
tories in three games in early January. 
Coach Hal Bradley's charges are faced 
with an uphill struggle to qualify for 
the annual Southern Conference Tourna- 
ment to be held in the Coliseum March 5, 
6, and 7. Currently they hold a 4-3 rec- 
ord in conference play, which has kept 
them see-sawing between seventh and 
eighth positions in the standings all sea- 
son. The Blue Devils have nine loop 
games left, all in the month of Febru- 
ary, and they must win five of their re- 
maining contests to be fairly certain of 
qualifying. Six of the games are with 
aggregations currently holding onto the 
first seven places in the circuit. Two 
games remain with North Carolina, and 
one each with West Virginia, George 
Washington, Wake Forest, State, William 
and Mary, South Carolina, and David- 
son. Three of these teams already hold 
a single decision over the Dukes, so the 
task is no easy one. 

Blue Devil supporters feared that after 
the disappointing showing during the 
Christmas holidays that the team would 
collapse completely, but such was not the 

Against N. C. State 

The West Durham team entertained the 
high-flying Wolfpack of North Carolina 
State in the Indoor Stadium. Coach 
Case's strong outfit, consistently ranked 
in the 'top ten of the country, came into 
the game with a record of thirteen wins 
in fifteen outings. 

The Devils rose to the occasion and 
nlayed one of their better games, al- 
though dropping a 82-64 decision. The 
game was not nearly that one-sided. The 
winners obtained their margin in the 
final minutes as the Devils fought vigor- 
ously to gain possession of the ball. Even 
in losing, they proved to their faithful 
that they still have a chance to make the 

Mel Thompson, NCS center, was hot 
as the proverbial firecracker in the first 
half, and he paced the visitors to a fif- 

Southern Conference Basketball 
Standings of January 26 

Team Won Lost Per. 

North Carolina .... 11 1 .917 

Maryland 7 1 .975 

Wake Forest 6 1 .857 

N. C. State 8 2 .800 

West Virginia 7 2 .779 

George Washington 8 3 .727 

Furman 5 2 .714 

Richmond 6 4 .600 

Duke 4 3 .571 

Clemson 4 4 .500 

William and Mary .2 7 .222 

South Carolina ... 2 7 .222 

Virginia Tech 1 5 .167 

Davidson 1 6 .143 

The Citadel 6 .000 

VMI 8 .000 

Washington and Lee 10 .000 

teen point advantage midway the second 
period. A tremendous rally cut the mar- 
gin to a respectable, 42-34, State ad- 
vantage at halftime. The wild cheering 
during the rally reminded one of the 
days when double AU-American Dick 
Groat performed on the hardwoods in 
the local arenas. 

Paul Brandenburg, who proves to be a 
thorn in Duke's side each year, scored the 
last ten State points. He was fouled 
four times in the last minute of action, 
and then sank a field goal with but five 
seconds left. Brandenburg, it is remem- 
bered, is the lad who sank a desperation 
shot in the last five seconds to defeat 
Duke in a double-overtime thriller here 
last year. 

The 8,000 fans on hand witnessed the 
most one-sided victory a Case coached 
team ever won over the Dukes. 

Classic Record Falls 

Going back to the classic for a moment, 
it was quite ironical that all of the rec- 
ords that the University of Pennsyl- 
vania's fine center, Ernie Beck broke in 
the 97-80 win over Duke in the second 
round had belonged to either Duke or to 

Beck beat Groat's record for a single 
game in Classic competition by scoring 
47 points. This figure also tied the Coli- 

seum record for all games set by N. C. 
State's Sammy Ranzino. 

The smooth-working, high-jumping op- 
erator scored on about every shot in the 
book in amassing the record, and far 
and away turned in the greatest individ- 
ual performance in the history of the 

His total scoring record was an even 
100 for three games, and this perform- 
ance earned for him the Most Valuable 
Player trophy, awarded by the Southern 
Conference's Sports Writer's Associa- 

The irony continues even further. 
Beck's three-game total of a 100 eclipsed 
the old mark held by Groat, and his 
team's 97 points against the Dukes also 
broke the old mark set by a Groat-led 
squad of Blue Devils. 

In other Classic games, the Dukes lost 
a, 69-68, decision to Brigham Young Uni- 
versity, and defeated Princeton, 74-59, 
for seventh place honors. 

The Big Four of Five 

Coach Bradley's old reliable Big Four 
have been seeing consistent action. The 
Big Four is composed of Bill Reigel, 
Bernie Janicki and Rudy D'Emilio, the 
team's two leading scorers, and Center 
Rudy Lacy. 

The most improved players on the 
squad are Marvin Decker and reserve 
guard Fred Shabel. It was the letterman 
Shabel, who led the rally in the State 
game, and who played an important role 
in the victories over South Carolina and 
Virginia Military Academy. 

Decker turned in his best game of the 
year against the University of South 
Carolina as Coach Bradley changed his 
starting line-up in order to break the 
victory famine. His rebound play was 
superb and he chipped in with twelve 
points. Against Virginia Military Decker 
grabbed fifteen rebounds and scored ten 

Freshman Ronnie Mayer and forwards 
Charlie Driesel and Herky Lamey have 
also played well on occasion for the 
Big Blue. 

The only two intersectional games on 
the card for the Devils are with New 
York University and theT powerful Naval 
Academy, both to be played at the end 
of this month. 


Duke Alumni Register 

Lacrosse Players Honored 

Duke University was well represented 
in the North-South Lacrosse game held 
during the Christmas vacation in West 
Palm Beach, Florida. The game was 
played as a feature of the second an- 
nual Lacrosse Forum. Duke Lacrosse 
Coach Jack Persons is the originator and 
chairman of the Forum. 

Thirteen Blue Devils dominated the 
South squad, and contributed all of the 
scoring. The North won a 12-5 verdict. 
Duke players participating were Don 
Rutter, Sam Miller, Bob Taylor, Lee 
Bernstein, Boyd Miller, and Andy Nial 
on the attack. At midfield were Dick 
Bollinger, Al Lynch, Ron Wilson, and 
Mike Harrington. Nolan Rogers, Max 
Gross, and Everette Anderson played de- 
fense. Rogers was a co-captain. 

Scratch Pad 

(Continued from Page 29) 

combine two visits in one and in so doing 
make the weekend a more pleasant one. 
Be sure, in making your plans, to reserve 
enough time so that you can take in both 
these occasions. 

(commencement (and it is not too early 
to begin thinking about it) is May 29, 30, 
and 31. How about putting a red pencil 
mark around this date for we are count- 
ing on you to be here whether or not 
your class has a reunion. The reunion 
class committees are busy with plans and 
the Alumni Office hopes to get this in- 
formation to you in the near future. The 
Twenty-fifth Year Class committee met 
on the campus Saturday, January 10, 
transacted their business, had a Dutch din- 
ner, and then attended the Duke-N. C. 
State Basketball game. Everything turned 
out all right except the ball game. Losing 
the game didn't dampen the enthusiasm 
of the committee for they are looking for- 
ward to a great reunion. In fact, they 
have already informed the officers of the 
Class of '29 that they are going to have 
a bigger, better, and more enthusiastic 
reunion than the the Class of '29. It is 
my understanding that Ed Yarbrough, 
President of the Class of '29, has ac- 
cepted this challenge from Bob Hatcher, 
President of '28. 

1 he local alumni associations are con- 
tinuing to have meetings and this is most 
gratifying for it is through the local as- 
sociations that the alumnus has his best 
opportunity to serve Duke University and 
his fellow alumni. 

The area campaign is getting under 
way in practically every community in 

Cameron Announces Rugged Schedule for 1953 Eleven 

Duke University Athletic Director 
Eddie Cameron today announced a 
10-game football schedule for the^ 
Blue Devils of 1953 which includes* 
four Southern Conference games, two 
with Southeastern teams, two with the 
service academies, one with a Big 10 
eleven and one with a Southern Inde- 

The card is the toughest and best 
in the institution's history. 

The only new teams on the card are 
Army and Purdue, who replace Wash- 
ington and Lee and Southern Method- 
ist. SMU returns to the Duke card 
in 1956. 

There are four games — Wake For- 
est on Sept. 26, Purdue on Oct. 10, 
N. C. State on Oct. 24 and North 
Carolina on Nov. 28 — to be played in 
Duke Stadium. 

The appearance of Purdue in Duke 
Stadium will mark the first visit in 
history of a Big Ten team to this sec- 
tion. The game has been selected as 
the annual Homecoming Day affair 
at Duke. The schedule : 
Sept. 19 — South Carolina at Columbia 

Sept. 26 — Wake Forest at Durham. 
Oct. 3 — Tennessee at Knoxville. 
Oct. 10 — Purdue at Durham (home- 
Oct. 17 : — Armv at West Point or New 

York City.' 
Oct. 24— N. C. State at Durham. 
Oct. 31 — Virginia at Norfolk (Oyster 

Nov. 7 — Navy at Baltimore. 
Nov. 14 — Open. 

Nov. 21 — Georgia Tech at Atlanta. 
Nov. 28 — North Carolina at Durham. 

the United States and the success of this 
part of the annual giving program de- 
pends on the willingness of John Q. 
Alumnus to invest his time and interests. 
If you are called on to be a worker, 
please respond cheerfully and enthusi- 
astically. It will make this important 
service to Duke University more effective. 

History as Background 

(Continued from Page 37) 
newspapers, fragmentary manuscripts, 
speeches and even historical novels as 
source material for a critical survey of 
history backgrounds. In the first semes- 
ter of the course they are expected to 
read and compare the different view- 
points of periods and issues under scru- 
tiny. Instructors tell them where to go 
and what to look for in their search for 
reading material. 

In the second semester, or History 2, 
the freshmen are assumed to have fa- 
miliarized themselves with the scholarly 
procedures involved. They are then given 
their assignments, including a compre- 
hensive term paper, and told to find 
their own source material. 

Throughout the entire year original 
thought is stressed above mere parroting 
of facts. A good grade, young scholars 
find, depends upon their ability to ex- 
press intelligently derived thoughts 
clearly, logically, and concisely. Exami- 
nations require a logical organization 
based upon thoughtful and efficient 

An unusual theory behind History 1-2 
is that even freshmen are capable of 
developing mature and discriminating 

mental habits, and that they should be 
given every encouragement to think orig- 
inal thoughts, as long as such thoughts 
are based upon thorough study and 
sound observations. The primary courses, 
as offered by the department, are not to 
train professional historians, and not 
even to offer all that need be known by 
an informed individual about historical 
backgrounds. They are rather to demon- 
strate the scope and value of history, to 
stimulate a desire for knowledge, and to 
develop a useful technique for acquiring 

A great many of the 87 men and 25 
women students now majoring in history 
at Duke were persuaded to do so after 
their experiences in History 1 and 2. 
And it is doubtful if any group of ma- 
jors possesses a greater loyalty to their 
field of study, the department, and to the 
men who do the teaching. Stop any of 
them at any place on the campus, and 
they will most likely answer that the His- 
tory Department of Duke University is 
the greatest single academic institution 
in existence. 

This is not to say that the freshman 
history program is an unqualified suc- 
cess. Not all freshmen who take basic 
history as a requirement or an elective 
are inspired to major in the subject, 
which is, of course, just as well. Not all 
of them even succeed in acquiring the 
critical appreciation of history that is the 
department's aim. But the proportion 
that does is perhaps unusually large year 
in and year out. This is borne out by the 
numbers that choose advance history 
courses as a free elective and do well 
in their studies. 

February, 1953 



1. Frederick Jarden Meadows. Deborah Lynne Meadows. Bar- 
bara Jarden Meadows (Mrs. F. C.) '43. Danville, Pa. 

2. Craig Womble. Merthel Womble. Mark Womble. Merthel 
Greenwell Womble (Mrs. N. D.) '45. Lubbock, Texas. 

3. George Mahox Holt. Daphne Mahon Holt (Mrs. D. W., Jr.) '48. 
Duncan W. Holt '43, LL.B. '49. Washington, D. C. Grandfather — 
Dr. D. Waldo Holt '14. Greensboro. 

4. Demise Williams. Denny D. Williams '39. Nashville, Tenn. 

5. Dee Dee Dodd. Ricky Dodd. Anne Bennett Dodd (Mrs. W. R.) 
RN & BSN '44. Greensboro, N. C. Grandfather — J. W. Bennett 
'15 (deceased). 

6. Barbara Bennett. Sallt Bennett. W. Cranford Bennett, 
B.S.E.E. '48. Marietta, Ga. Grandfather — J. W. Bennett '15 (de- 

Johnny Ryan. Russell Ryan. Martha Jean Ry-an. June 

Ryan. Alma Lloyd Ranson Ryan (Mrs. J. A.) '37. Dr. John A. 

Ryan '34. Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Betsy Loftus. Susan Loftus. Barbara Jeschke Loftus (Mrs. 

Frank) '44. Frank Loftus '44. Milwaukee, Wis. 

Jeffery" John Hill. Gregory James Hill. John K. (Bud> 

Hill '44. Snyder, N. Y. 

Pelec, Dameron Midgett IV. Elizabeth (Tina) Bell Midgett (Mrs. 

P. D. Ill) '51. P. D. Midgett. Ill '50. Englehard, N. C. Grand- 

fither — P. D. Midgett, Jr. '22. 

Priscilla DOYT.E. Devidre Doy*le. Evelyn Bandy Doyle (Mrs. 

J. B.) '42. Sacramento, Calif. 

Gregory" Moore. E. G. (Billy) Moore II '49. Washington, D. C. 


Charlotte Corbin, '35, Editor 


Ens. Eobert T. Silkett, S. C, U.S.N. '51, 

c/o FPO, New York. 
Pvt. Richard E. Glaze '52, Ft. Jackson, S. C. 
Ens. Richard L. Farquhar '52, c/o FPO, 

New York. 
Yernon Fountain Smith (Mrs. Willis, Jr.) 

'45, Raleigh, N. C. 
Willis Smith, Jr. '42, LL.B. '47, Raleigh, 

N. C. 
Peggy Taylor Ramage (Mrs. R. C.) '45, 

Kingsport, Tenn. 
Charles W. Porter '26, Lenoir, N. C. 
Henry A. Dennis '13, Henderson, N. C. 
Joseph T. Shackford '34, B.D. '43, Boone, 

N. C. 
Yirginia Johnson Shackford (Mrs. J. T.) 

'36, Boone, N. C. 
Donald Hall Townsend B.S.E.E. '51, Bala- 

Cynwyd, Pa. 
Lillian Grainger Townsend (Mrs. D. H.) 

'51, Bala-Cynwyd, Pa. 

Classes having reunions at Commence- 
ment, 1953, are as follows: '03, Golden An- 
niversary; '17; '18; '19; '20; '28, Silver 
Anniversary; '32; '33; '34; '43, Tenth 
Year Beunion. 


President: Philip J. Johnson 
DR. D. LANE ELDER has been mayor of 
Hopewell, Ya., for all but three of the 
terms since his first election in 1920. He 
was recently renamed for a new term, which 
will carry him through 30 years in office. 


President: Polly Heitman Ivev (Mrs. 
L. L.) 
On Nov. 4, D. W. MADDOX, who lived 
about five miles from Raleigh, N. O, lost 
his home by fire. He and his wife have since 
moved to Greensboro, N. O, where their 
address is 611^ Kenitworth Street. 


President : Henry A. Dennis 
DR. W. A. CADE of 1609 Iredell Drive, 
Baleigh, N. O, has been named superin- 
tendent of the Baleigh District of the North 
Carolina Methodist Conference, which posi- 
tion he will hold until the next session of 
the North Carolina Conference in October 
of this year. 


Next Reunion: Commencement, 1953 

President: John O. Durham 
PERCY C. YOUNG '17 is associated with 
the firm of Exby, Moriarty, Dueease & Goff 
as Tax Counsel in Memphis, Tenn. 

Jack W. Fieldson '48, Elkins, W. Ya. 
Rev. William A. Cade '13, Raleigh, N. C. 
Betty Ronton '52, Miami, Fla. 
Nancy Upshaw Egerton (Mrs. Courtney D.'i 

'46, Raleigh, N. C. 
Fred H. Shinn '30, B.D. '37, Mt. Airy, 

X. C. 
Ens. Win. E. Massey, Jr. '50, M.F. '51, Mil- 
ton, Fla. 
Hugh L. Nichols '16, Durham, N. C. 
James E. Satterfield '42, San Salvador, El 

Lt. Thomas S. Harrington '48, Maxwell 

Field, Ala. 
Jean Dunn Harrington (Mrs. T. S.") '47. 

Leaksville, N. C. 
Helen Mapp Sloan (Mrs. John L.) '49, 

Greensboro, N. C. 
Arthur Jaffey '44, Somerville, N. J. 
Alyse Smith '30, Burlington, N. C. 
Reece P. Harry, Jr. '45, Greensboro, N. C. 
John F. Rhodes, Jr. '25, New Bern, N. C. 

'20 * 

Next Reunion: Commencement, 1953 

President : Bernice Rose 
CHARLES M. RAMSEY is an associate 
professor of economics at the College of 
Charleston, Charleston, S. C. He recently 
completed work at Harvard University lead- 
ing to the degree of doctor of philosophy. 

'21 ■ 

President: Charles W. Bundy 
In December PENN T. WATSON was 
elected president of the East Carolina 
Council, Boy Scouts of America. He lives 
in Wilson, N. C. 

'28 - 

Silver Anniversary: Commencement, 1953 

President: Robert L. Hatcher 
wood Street, Lenoir, N. O, is funeral di- 
rector and embalmer at Greer Funeral Home, 
Inc., in Lenoir. He and his wife have three 
children: Xancy Lu, aged 14; Welborn E., 
Jr., aged 11; and G. David, aged eight. 
HARRY L. BIYEXS, who resides at 9052 
Woodbine, Box 2131, Baton Rouge, La., is 
owner of Baton Rouge Wholesale Tobacco 
Company, Inc. He is a member of First 
Methodist Church, Baton Rouge Chamber 
of Commerce, Baton Rouge Better Business 
Bureau, and North Baton Rouge Merchants 

(MRS. WIXFREY P.) lives at 30 So. Shaa 

Lane, Ft. Thomas, Ky. She and her hus- 
band have two children, Elizabeth Bram- 
liam Lee and Frances X. Bramham, a soph- 
omore at Duke. 

W. 29th Street, Miami 37, Fla., is a rate 
clerk with Seaboard Air Line Railroad 
Company. He is a steward of Allapattah 
M. E. Church, a member of Allapattah 
Lodge No. 271 A. F. & A. M., and secretary 
of the Brotherhood of Railway and Steam- 
ship Clerks. 

of Butler & Butler, Attorneys at Law in 
Clinton, X. C, where he makes his home. 
He has been very active in the political life 
of Xorth Carolina, having been a member 
of the General Assembly in 1931 ; State 
Chairman of the Young Republican Clubs 
in 1932 ; candidate for Associate Justice 
of the Supreme Court in 1944 and 1952 ; a 
delegate to the Republican Xational Con- 
ventions of 1936, 1940, and 1948; a member 
of the Republican State Executive Commit- 
tee since 1942 ; and County Attorney from 
1939 to 1951. He and his wife have three 
children, Eva Josephine, aged 15; Algernon 
Lee, Jr., aged 12: and George Edwin But- 
ler, aged 2. 

CRAIG CARLTOX '27 live at 116 Hilton 
Avenue, Durham. He is connected with 
Durham Industrial Bank, and is a member 
of the executive council of the Independent 
Bankers Association of America. He is also 
a member of the Board of Stewards of 
Trinity Methodist Church, and Durham 
Lions Club. 

OWEX A.) of 539 Westview Drive, Win- 
ston-Salem, X. C, has two children, Diana, 
aged 19, and Jim, aged 15. She has been 
a Sunday School teacher in First Presby- 
terian Church, Winston-Salem, for about 10 
years, and also does Cub Scout work. 
HUGH B. COYIXGTOX, who lives at 212 
East King Street, Kings Mountain, N. O, 
is principal of a public school in Gaston 
County. He is a member of many civic and 
educational organizations and is a member 
of Central Methodist Church in Kings 

At present the address of M. ELIZABETH 
CRAYAX is c/o I. F. Craven, Ramseur, X. 
C. A medical technologist, she is registered 
with the American Society of Clinical 

PAUL) of Route 1, Salisbury, X. C, is 
superintendent of Public Welfare, Rowan 
County. She is a member of First Methodist 
Church, vice-president of Salisbury Altrusa 
Club, and a member of the executive board 
of the Xorth Carolina Association of Su- 
perintendents of Public Welfare. She and 

February, 1953 


her husband have one daughter, Mary Eliza- 
beth, aged 10. 

GALEN), Route 1, Willow Springs, N. C, 
teaches in Willow Springs Elementary 
School, while her husband, a graduate of 
the University of North Carolina, is a Pres- 
byterian minister. They have five children: 
Mary Vallie Elliott West, aged 23; Peggy 
Anne, aged 22 ; Johnny Dowd, aged 14 ; 
and twins, Gave and Galen, Jr., aged seven. 
Stelle Avenue, Plainfield, N. J. is an elec- 
tronics research engineer with National 
Union Radio Corporation in Orange, N. J. 
He and his wife have two girls, Virginia 
Eloise, aged 19, and Janet Wright, aged 

CLARENCE L. HARRIS of 1236 Canter- 
bury Road, Raleigh, N. C, is manager of 
E. W. Woolworth Company in Raleigh. He 
and his wife have three daughters: Sue 
Carolyn, aged 15; Patricia Anne, aged 11; 
and Nancy Ellen, aged 10. 
WILLIAM ALBERT HART, whose address 
is P. O, Box 66, Weaverville, N. C, is 
Deputy Clerk of Buncombe County Superior 
Court in Asheville, N. C. He is a member 
of the board of Weaverville Lions Club, of 
which he is a past president, and is Chair- 
man of Zone 5, District 31A, Lions Inter- 
national. He and his wife have two chil- 
dren, William Albert, Jr., aged 13, and 
Carole Anne, aged 11. 

MARSHALL HELMS is associate professor 
of physics at East Carolina College, Green- 

ville, N. C. His second wife is MARY 

Spruce Street, Boulder, Colo., is professor 
of political science at the University of 
Colorado. He and his wife have one son, 
Lawrence Clay, aged 12. 

office clerk in Black Mountain, N. C, where 
his address is 204 Midland Avenue. He has 
three children: Cecil Avera, aged 19; Harry 
Maurice, aged 12; and Theodore Vernon, 
aged eight. He is a deacon of First Bap- 
tist Church, teaches the Young Men's Bible 
Class, is a scoutmaster, a member of the 
Municipal Library Board, and past master, 
now secretary of Black Mountain Lodge 
663 A. P. & A. M. 

CELENE PHIPPS of Independence, Va., 
teaches in and is librarian of Galax Public 
School, Galax, Va. She is president of 
Grayson County Education Association, In- 
dependence Woman's Club, and Galax Music 

N. L.) lives in Rich Square, N. C. She is 
a member of "bridge clubs, Garden Club, 
Missionary Society and everything else that 
you have in a small town. ' ' 

LER '24 live at 403 SE 26th Avenue, Fort 
Lauderdale, Fla. She is very active in civic 
and religious work. They have two daugh- 
ters : Alice Kathleen, age 14, and Joan 
Theresa, age 12. 

DAN H. UMSTEAD of 2119 Pershing 
Street, Durham, is city accountant and 
auditor. He is also a member of the Board 
of Trustees of State and Local Govern- 
mental Employee's Retirement System, and 
a member of Durham Lions Club. He and 
his wife have one son, Dan H., Jr., aged 


President: Edwin S. Yarbrough, Jr. 
sociate professor of English and chairman 
of that department at Santa Barbara Col- 
lege, Santa Barbara, Calif., has been elected 
vice-president of the American Association 
of Teachers of Italian. As a specialist on 
Dante, he has conducted intensive research 
in the writings of the Italian poet and has 
become widely recognized as an authority 
on the subject. 


President : John Calvin Dailey 
L. HAYES, JR. '33 live at 3936 Club Drive, 
N.E., Atlanta, Ga., where he is sales super- 
visor of Minnesota Mining and Manufactur- 
ing Company. 

JULIAN S. NEAL, 809 Clinton Place, 
Evanston, 111., has been elected a vice-presi- 
dent of Fidelity and Deposit Company of 
Maryland and its subsidiary, American 

The feeling of pride we have in our eighty-two years as 
printers, is based on the friends we have made and kept. 

We are exceedingly happy that we can count, among those 
friends, Duke University, which we have served since 1931, as 
printers of the nationally recognized Chanticleer — and in nu- 
merous other ways through the years. 


Established 1871 
Printing : Lithographing : Steel Die Engraving : Office Supplies 

Raleigh, North Carolina 


Duke Alumni Register 

Bonding Company. For some years he has 
teen associated with the company's Chicago 
branch office, and at the time of his ele- 
vation he was its manager. 
DR. C. WILSON HANDLE has joined the 
firm of Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Chicago, 
111., as a special consultant on management. 
Before taking the position he was dean of 
the school of business of Western Reserve 
University, a post he had held since 1948. 
Previous to that he was head of the depart- 
ment of economies at Texas A. & M. Col- 
lege. He received his Ph.D. degree from the 
University of Kentucky. 


Next Reunion: Commencement, 1953 

President: Robert D. (Shank") Warwick 
Miss Flora Adelaide Doub was married to 
don Methodist Church, Arlington, Va., on 
Dee. 13. Mrs. Burnette attended Strayer 
College in Arlington and is employed as a 
secretary by the Veterans Administration. 
Mr. Burnette has a position in the Depart- 
ment of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. 
THOMAS J. LASSITER of 424 Whitehead 
Circle, Chapel Hill, N. C, is associate pro- 
fessor of journalism at the University of 
North Carolina and publisher of the Smith- 
field Herald, Smithfield, N. C. 
Knightdale, N. C, is pastor of the Meth- 
odist Churches there, and at Wake Forest 
and Toungsville. He was recently chosen 
Tar Heel of the Week. 


Next Reunion: Commencement, 1953 
President: The Reverend Robert M. Bird 
KARL E. ASHBURN Ph.D. serves as head 
of the Department of Commerce and pro- 
fessor of economies at McNeese State Col- 
lege, in Lake Charles, La., where his address 
is 3509 Blaske. 

DR. JOHN A. RYAN is a specialist in urol- 
ogy in Grand Rapids, Mich. He and his 
wife, the former ALMA LLOYD RAN- 
SON RYAN '37, and their four children 
live at 1707 Wealthy Avenue, S.E. A pic- 
ture of June, John, Russell and Martha 
Jean is on the Sons and Daughters Page 
this month. 


President : Larry E. Bagwell 
The address of LYNE S. FEW '35, A.M. 
'37 and his family is American Embassy, 
A.P.O. 500 c/o PM, San Francisco, Cali- 
fornia. Dr. Few, who speaks Japanese well, 
is on a two-year appointment to Tokyo, 

Mrs. Moore announce the birth of a daugh- 
ter, Helen Robinson, on Aug. 19. They also 
have a two-year-old son, Edward Lawson. 
Mr. Moore is Judge of Durham Juvenile 

to the 




with experience in 




Hughes Research and Develop- 
ment Laboratories, one of the 
nation's leading electronics 
organizations, are now creating 
a number of new openings in 
an important phase of their 

Here is what one of these positions offers you: 


Hughes Research and De- 
velopment Laboratories, 
located in Southern Califor- 
nia, are presently engaged 
in the development and 
production of advanced 
radar systems, electronic 
computers and guided 


The positions are for men 
who will serve as technical 
advisors to government 
agencies and companies 
purchasing Hughes equip- 
ment—also as technical con- 
sultants with engineers of 
other companies working 
on associated equipment. 
Your specific job would be 
essentially to help insure 
successful operation of 
Hughes equipment in the 


On joining our organiza- 
tion, you will work in the 
Laboratories for several 
months to become thor- 
oughly familiar with the 
equipment which you will 
later help users to under- 
stand and properly employ. 
If you have already had 
radar or electronics experi- 
ence, you will find this 
knowledge helpful in your 
new work. 


After your period of train- 
ing—at full pay— you may 
( 1 ) remain with the Labor- 
atories in Southern Califor- 
nia in an instructive or 
administrative capacity, (2) 
become the Hughes repre- 
sentative at a company 
where our equipment is be- 
ing installed, or (3) be the 

Hughes representative at a 
military base in this coun- 
try or overseas (single men 
only). Compensation is 
made for traveling and 
moving household effects, 
and married men keep their 
families with them at all 


In one of these positions 
you will gain all-around ex- 
perience that will increase 
your value to our organiza- 
tion as it further expands in 
the field of electronics. The 
next few years are certain to 
see large-scale commercial 
employment of electronic 
systems. Your training in 
and familiarity with the 
most advanced electronic 
techniques now will qualify 
you for even more impor- 
tant future positions. 

How to apply: 



Engineering Personnel Department 

Culver City, 

Los Angeles County, California 

If you are under thirty-five 
years of age, and if you have 
an E.E. or Physics degree, 
write to the Laboratories, giving 
resume of your experience. 

Assurance is required that 
relocation of the applicant 
will not cause disruption of 
an urgent military project. 



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President : Frank J. Sizemore 
HAROLD GORDON is associated with Lew 
& Leslie Grade Ltd. Inc., at 8747 Sunset 
Boulevard, Hollywood 46, Calif., an inter- 
national talent office with offices in the 
United States and Europe. 
DB. WILLIAM N. HEFFNEE lives at 200 
North Union Avenue, Havre de Grace, Md. 
The address of VIEGINIA HAEDIN REN- 
NIE (MES. L. DESMOND) is "Capi- 
strano, " Harrington Sound, Bermuda. 
The address of LT. COMDE. ETHEL A. 
WEYANT is 2200 N. 2nd Street, Apt. 4, 
Arlington 1, Va. 

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President: Dr. Kenneth A. Podger 
CHAELES F. BYEUM B.S.E.E. is an engi- 
neer with General Electric Company of 
Schenectady, N. Y., and lives at 2249 Grand 
Boulevard, Schenectady. 
THOMAS M.) and her husband live at 
2303 Hampton Avenue, Nashville, Tenn. 
They have two children; Dorothy Elizabeth, 
aged eight, and Tommy, aged four. 

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President: Eussell Y. Cooke 
special assistant to chief of the Finance Di- 
vision in Wiesbaden, Germany, where his 

address is Comptroller, HQ, USAFE, APO 
633, c/o PM, New York, N. Y. He and his 
wife have two daughters, Janet, aged seven, 
and Lyn, aged two. 

The new mailing address for WALTER H. 
BUCKINGHAM B.S.M.E. is Box 68, Elli- 
cott City, Md., where he is station super- 
intendent for Transcontinental Gas Pipe 
Line Corporation. 

On January 1 JAMES F. COUSINS be- 
came controller of the National Automobile 
Dealers Association, 1026 17th Street, N.W., 
Washington, D. C. After his discharge from 
the Navy following World War II, he was 
named auditor for Duke University, a posi- 
tion he held until he assumed his present 
duties. He is married and has two daugh- 
ters, Carol and Joan. 

Wells Street, Ann Arbor, Mich., is assistant 
professor of English at the University of 

ANN M. HUGHES lives at 2524 Benvenue 
Avenue, Berkeley 4, Calif. She is currently 
doing medical research at the Radiation 
Laboratory of the University of California, 
under the sponsorship of the Atomic Energy 

Avenue, Forty Fort, Pa., is an attorney, 
having graduated from the University of 
Michigan Law School. He and his wife 
have a daughter who will be four years old 
March 27. 



President: Edmund S. Swindell, Jr. 
J. DEWEY DAANE has been elected as- 
sistant vice-president of the Federal Reserve 
Bank of Richmond, 
Va. He joined the 
bank's staff in 
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cal clerk, became a 
statistician in 1941, 
and was named 
monetary econo- 
mist in 1947. In 
1949 he received 
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lic administration 
degree from Har- 
vard University, the first such degree ever 
awarded by the university. Since 1941 he 
has taught classes in economies, money and 
banking, and business cycles at the Univer- 
sity of Richmond. 

WALTER D. JAMES of 1017 W. Market 
Street, Akron 13, Ohio, is assistant vice- 
president of traffic and sales for Roadway 
Express, Inc., in Akron. He moved to 
Akron from Atlanta, Ga., in April, 1952. 

LL.B. '41 are in Japan where he is sta- 
tioned and their address is IG, HQ 24th Inf. 
Div., APO 24, c/o Postmaster, San Fran- 
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(MRS. GLENN C.) and her husband, of 
2005 Rein Street, Orange, Tex., announce 
the birth of a fourth child, Katherine Ver- 
nice, on June 9, 1952. 

Little Denise "Williams, whose picture in on 
the Sons and Daughters Page of this issue, 
is the daughter of DENNY D. WILLIAMS. 
The Williams family is living in Nashville, 
Tenn., while Denny is doing graduate work 
at Tanderbilt University. Their address is 
Box 49, Vanderbilt University. 

Atherton, Calif. She has three children, 
Norman, seven, Bruce, three, and Kristin, 
one vear. 


President: John D. MacLauchlan 
FREDERICK EASTWOOD '41 live at 430 
New River Drive, Jacksonville, N. O, while 
he is a lieutenant in the United States 
Navy. Before being called back to the 
service, Dr. Eastwood was a pediatrician 
in Raleigh, N. C. 

DR. LORENZ E. A. EITNER of 1383 Como 
Avenue, St. Paul, Minn., has a Fulb right 
fellowship to Belgium, where he will be 
nntil fall. He is on a year's leave of ab- 
sence from his duties as assistant professor 
in the Art Department at the University of 

A daughter, Hilleary Dupre, was born on 
Mr. Everist. They have three sons, Charles 
A. Cannon III, Hubert H. Everist III, and 
Brian Douglass Everist. The family lives 
at High Meadow, 200 45th Street West, 
Sioux City 3, Iowa. 

of 935 North 3rd Street, Reading, Pa., has 
a position as sales manager of Molly Cor- 
poration, Medical Arts Building, Reading. 
LEONARD S. POWERS and Mrs. Powers 
of Youngsville, N. O, announce the birth, 
Nov. 26, of a son, Leonard Stewart. Mr. 
Powers is a professor in the Law School at 
Wake Forest College, Wake Forest, N. C. 


President: Andrew L. Ducker, Jr. 
Last fall two Duke alumni, DR. ALBERT 
B.S. '42, M.D. '45, joined the faculty of 
Emory University Medical School, Atlanta, 

J. CLAUDE EVANS B.D. is editor of the 
South Carolina Methodist Advocate, 116- 
year-old weekly published at Columbia, S. 
C, having received this appointment last 
fall. He resides at 857 Abelia Road in Co- 

DR. CLAUDE E. FIKE is assistant pro- 
fessor of history at the College of Charles- 
ton, Charleston, S. C. Prior to going there 
in September, he taught for two years at 
Carnegie Institute of Technology. 
LEON H. MIMS M.D. '41, B.S.M. '42 is 
an orthopedic surgeon in Miami, Fla., his 
address there being 30 S.E. 8th Street. 
MAN S., JR.) lives at 162 Greenoaks Drive, 


President: Roger L. Marshall 
The address of JAMES E. ARMSTRONG, 
JR. is 100 Pine Grove Avenue, Summit, 
N. J. 

writes that she has a couple of future 
Pi Phis for Duke. They are little Priscilla 
and Devidre Doyle, whose picture is on the 
Sons and Daughters Page this month. The 
Doyles live at 1165 Hampton Road in 
Sacramento, California. 

'43 and JOHN D. ("JACK") KAUFF- 
MAN are now residents of Cincinnati, Ohio, 
where their address is 6912 Madisonville 
Road, Apt. 3. Mr. Kauffman has been pro- 
moted to Division Manager for Proctor and 


Tenth Year Reunion: Commencement, 1953 
President: Thomas R. Howerton 
Announcement has been received of the ar- 
rival on Nov. 8 of a son, Michael Burriss, 
CAREY N. BARRY M.D. '49, of 1218 N. 
15th St., Melrose Park, 111. Dr. Barry is in 
his last year of training at Hines V. A. 
Hospital, Hines, 111., and in July the family 
will move to Florida. 

The picture of little George Mahon Holt, 
who lives with his parents in Washington, 
indicates that he is preparing to be a big 
executive. He is the son of DUNCAN W. 
HOLT '43, LL.B. '48 and DAPHNE MA- 
HON HOLT, '48, of 3940 Langley Court, 
Apt. C633, Washington 16. Duncan is work- 
ing at the Chief Counsels Office of the Bu- 
reau of Internal Revenue. 
family have moved to 61 Crestwood Drive, 
Daly City, Calif., where he works for Wil- 
son Refrigeration, Inc., of Smyrna, Cal., 
as district sales manager for the West 
Coast. He and Mrs. Hottell have a son, 
John Robert, Jr., born Nov. 20, and a 
young daughter, Lee. 

band, Dr. Frederick C. Meadows, and their 
two children, Frederick Jarden, 3% and 
Deborah Lynn, 1, live at 104 Church Street 
in Danville, Pa. A picture of the children 
is on the Sons and Daughters Page this 

L. ("STEVE") RUSK live at 108 Car- 
rollton Terrace, Charlottesville, Va., where 
he is associate professor of Naval Science at 
the University of Virginia 's ROTC Unit. 
Announcement has been received of the 
marriage of L. KARL SEMAN to Miss 
Marion Barbara Goldsmith on Oct. 19 in 
Woodmere, N. Y. Their address is 237 Irv- 
ing Place, Woodmere. 

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President: Matthew S. (Sandy) Eae 
ALTON G. CAMPBELL and his wife, of 
Boute 2, Box 57-A, Pittsboro, N. C, an- 
nounce the birth of a son, Carlyle Cook, 
Nov. 5. 

M.D. '48 of University Apartments, Dur- 
ham, announce the birth of a second daugh- 
ter, Priscilla Rose, on Nov. 19. Dr. Carver 
is stationed with the U. S. Navy Medical 
Corps at Norfolk, Va. 

Due to illness in her family MILDRED 
CRAWLEY, R.N., B.S.N., '44, B.S.N.Ed. 
'49 has resigned her teaching position in 
the Duke University School of Nursing and 
has returned home for an indefinite period. 
Her present address is 315 E. Front Street, 
Statesville, N. C. 

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Rickey and Dee Dee Dodd whose picture 
appears on the Sons and Daughters Page 
of this issue. The Dodds live at 2613 
Battleground Avenue in Greensboro, N. C. 
and JOHN R, EMLET M.D. '45, of 2521 
Pickett Road, Durham, are the parents of 
a daughter, Patricia Winslow, born Oct. 27. 
JOHN K. (BUD) HILL writes that he is 
still doing azo dye-stuff research work with 
the National Aniline Division of Allied 
Chemicals and Dye Co. He and Mrs. Hill 
have two sons, Jeffery John and Gregory 
James, whose picture is on the Sons and 
Daughters Page this month. 
Little Betsy and Susan Loftus (see Sons 
and Daughters Page) are the three and a 
half and one-year-old daughters of BAR- 
of 809 E. Ellsworth Avenue, Milwaukee 11, 
Wisconsin. Prank is the assistant to the 
general manager of the Res Manufacturing 

ELEANOR C. PRESSLY A.M. has a posi- 
tion as mathematician with the Naval Re- 
search Laboratory, in Washington, D. C, 
where her home address is 2410 33rd Street, 

SCOTT, JR. M.D. '49 live at 811 Virginia 
Avenue, Virginia Beach, Va. He is with 
Unit A Dispensary, Receiving Station, Na- 
val Base, Norfolk, Va. 

FRANCES THACKSTON makes her home 
at 310 Bon Air Avenue, Durham, and com- 
mutes to the University of North Carolina, 
where she is working for her master's de- 
gree in library science. 


President : Charles B. Markham, Jr. 
LIAM A.) of 2909 Southridge Drive, 
South Bend, Ind., has two children: Wil- 
liam A., Jr., two, and Mark, three months. 
M.R.E. '47 and E. M. GITLIN B.D. '46, 
announce the birth, Nov. 20, of a son, David 
Ernest. They also have a daughter, Sharon, 
who is two years old. Their address is c/o 
St. John Methodist Church, Kings High- 
way and Washington Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 
R. M. ("BOB") JOHNSTON, JR. and 
Mrs. Johnston, of 855 Hinman Avenue, 
Apartment 209, Evanston, 111., have a 
daughter, Linda Hess, born Nov. 19. Little 
Linda's grandfather is R. M. JOHNSTON, 
SR. '16, also of Evanston. Mr. Johnston, 
Jr., is a reporter for the Chicago Daily 

•45, M.D. "49, United States Air Force, 
have a son, Ernest Benjamin, III, who was 
born last August. The family 's address is 
83 Travis Drive, Omaha, Neb., while Cap- 
tain Page is stationed at Offutt Air Force 

The marriage of ADELLA MAY SMITH 

R.N. to George Clifton, a graduate of the 
University of Pittsburgh, took place on 
Nov. 29 in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 
Clinton, N. C. They are making their home 
at 3943 Chamberlayne Avenue, Apt. 3, 
Richmond, Va. 

R.OBERT C. WELSH '45, M.D. '47 is an 
eye, ear, nose and throat specialist, prac- 
ticing in Miami, Pla. He is married, his 
wife being the former Miss Cynthia Ever- 
ett, nationally known swimmer. 

(MRS. N. D.) writes that she can hardly 
wait for Mark 5, Merthel 3, and Craig 15 
months, to get to Duke. A picture of the 
children is on the Sons and Daughters Page 
this month. The Wombles live at 2711 34th 
Street, Lubbock, Texas. 

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STANLEY P.) and her husband, who live 
at 4610 Moho Street, Honolulu 16, Hawaii, 
have announced the birth of a second son, 
Todd Patterson, on Sept. 6. Their other 
son, David, was two years old last June. 

M.E. is permanently assigned to the U.S.S. 
Dyess where he is damage control officer 
and repair division officer. His address is 
U.S.S. Dyess, DDR 880 c/o PPO, New 
York, N. Y. 

JOHN A. LEVY is connected with Abra- 
ham & Company, stockbrokers, 120 Broad- 
way, New York 5, N. Y. 

M.Ed, live in Lafayette, Ind., where he is 
an instructor in the NROTC Unit at Pur- 
due University. 

On Nov. 1 VIRGINIA SUITER, 810 De- 
merius St., Apt. S-3, Durham, became execu- 
tive director of the Durham County Girl 
Scout Council. 

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and her husband, Dr. John Bucur, both 
practicing physicians, live at 1051 69th 
Avenue, North, Philadelphia, Pa. 
VIDSON '47, A.M. '48, M.D. '52 reside at 
157 South Union Street, Burlington, Vt., 
while he interns at DeBoesbriand General 
Hospital. They expect to be in Burlington 
for a year or more. 

WILLIAM C. DEWBERRY of Pensacola, 
Fla., is assistant manager of Walgreen 's 
Store, 900 Canal Street, New Orleans, La. 
He graduated from Loyola University in 
May, 1951, with a B.S. in Pharmacy. 
ABRAM J. FOSTER A.M. is a professor 
at State Teachers College, Millersville, Pa. 
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where he is professor of education at Pan- 
American College. 

WILL COOPER POPE was married to 
William Nicholson Creel, a graduate of the 
University of North Carolina, on Nov. 29 
in First Baptist Church, Dunn, N. C. They 
are living in Dunn. 

WILLIAM C. RANKIN B.S.M.E. is presi- 
dent of Carolina Welding Supplies, Inc., at 
410 DuPont Circle, Raleigh, N. C. 
EDWIN E. SMITH, JR., of 6642 Roose- 
velt Avenue, S.E., Charleston, W. Va., is 
creditman for General Motors Acceptance 
Corporation. He and Mrs. Smith have a 
daughter, Lucinda Ellen, who was born 
Aug. 8. 

WILLIAM A. SMITH live at 1515 Wood- 
bine Court, Columbia, S. C. He is claims 
adjuster for Liberty Mutual Insurance Com- 
pany, Spartanburg, S. C. 
and Mrs. Wingfield have announced the 
birth of twin daughters, Terry Lee and 
Amy Helene, on Oct. 29. Their mailing ad- 
dress is in care of the University of Vir- 
ginia Hospital, Charlottesville, Va. 
FRITZ) R.N., B.S.N, and Mr. Wittwer, 
who were married April 26, 1952, live at 
Tosstalstrasse 82, Winterthur, Switzerland. 


The marriage of Miss Daphne Ann Mason 
place in Holy Trinity Church, Westfield, 
N. J., on July 12. He is connected with 
Cluett and Peabody, New York City. 

with Lockheed Aircraft in Marietta, Ga., 
where he and his family live at 522 Barnes 
Mill Road. A picture of the Bennetts' two 
children, Sally and Barbara, is on the Sons 
and Daughters Page this month. 

(MRS. JOHN R. D.) R.N., B.S.N, is 451-D, 
Craig Drive, Columbus, Ga. Prior to her 
marriage last March, she was in the Army 
Nurse Corps, stationed at Walter Reed 
Medical Center. Captain Cleland, who is 
stationed at Fort Benning, formerly served 
with the 187th Airborne Regiment in Korea. 
dent physician in internal medicine at Gar- 
field Memorial Hospital, Washington, D. C, 
lives at 1405 Merrimack Avenue, Apartment 
101, Hyattsville, Md. He and his wife have 
a son, John Eric, born Oct. 26. 
(MARGARET RHUDY) have announced 
the arrival of a second son, Robert Stephen, 
on Sept. 27. His elder brother, Alfred S., 
Ill, will be two years old in May. The 
family recently moved to 1253 California 
Road, Tuckahoe 7, N. Y. 

PAUL M. McCAIN A.M. '48, Ph.D. '51 is 
president of Arkansas College, Batesville, 
Ark., having been professor of history at 
Brenau College, Gainesville, Ga. 

D. F. became a member of the research de- 
partment of Monsanto Chemical Company's 
organic division, at 1700 South Second 
Street, St. Louis 4, Mo. Previously he was 
a research chemist for Protexol Corporation, 
Kenilworth, N. J. 

and PAUL N. STROTHER, JR. live at 401 
Park Avenue, Hopewell, Va., where he is 
a chemist in the nitrogen division of Allied 
Chemical and Dye Corporation. 
FRED B. TALLMAN, JR., live at Apart- 
ment 4C, Longmeadow Apartments, Hagers- 
town, Md. He is an investment manager 
for The Mathias-Miller Company. 
L.") and Mr. Turner of Wyrick Street, 
Chapel Hill, N. O, are the parents of a son, 
Robert Wakeman, born Oct. 21. 

OLD V., JR.), who lives at 937 Jaquees 
Avenue, Rahway, N. J., has a daughter, 
Susan Bravnard, born Julv 24, 1951. 


JAMES J.) M.Ed, and her husband, who 
were married June 22, 1952 make their 
home at 809 E. Level Avenue, Longview, 
Tex. He is employed as a machinist, and 
she teaches at Northcutt Heights School 
in Longview. 

JR., of 3026 Hanson Drive, Charlotte, N. C, 
have a son who will be two years old April 

21. Joe works for Highland Park Manu- 
facturing Company in Charlotte. 
JOAN KANSTEINER lives at 178 West 
Oak Street, Basking Ridge, N. J., and is 
employed as auditing assistant for Ciba 
Pharmaceutical Products in Summit, N. J. 
MARY RUTH LAKE B.S. of 926 Henley 
Place. Charlotte 7, N. C, works in cost 
analysis and inventory control at Wica 
Company, Inc. She was formerly librarian 
at the Liggett and Myers Research Labora- 
tory in Durham. 

The address of MARILYN ("LINDY") 
MONTGOMERY '50 is 406 Colleen Road", 
Baltimore 29, Md. They have two sons, 
John D., Jr. aged two, and Scott Stevens, 
aged one year, ' ' two wonderful prospects 
for the 1968 and 1969 football teams." 
E. G. (BILLY) MOORE is an economist in 
Washington. He and his wife have a small 
son, Gregory, whose picture is on the Sons 
and Daughters Page this month. Their ad- 
dress is 5007 Fort Sumner Drive, N.W., 
Washington 16, D.C. 

NANCY NESMITH works for American 
Broadcasting Company, Inc., in New York 
City, and lives at 107 Tenth Street, Garden 
City, N. Y. 

Miss Barbara Louise Gedrow, a graduate 
of Green Mountain Junior College, in Ver- 
mont, became the bride of JULIUS HENRY 
PURVIS, JR. at Calvary Methodist Church, 
' Albany, N. Y., on Nov. 15. The couple 
make their home at 45 Cleveland St. in 

WALTER RUDIN '47, A.M. '47, Ph.D. 
'49 is a member of the Department of 
Mathematics, University of Rochester, 
Rochester, N. Y. 

is an attorney-at-law with offices in Peoples 
Bank Building, Carrollton, Ga. Mrs. Stan- 
ford is head of the Romance Language De- 
partment at West Georgia College in Car- 


President: Henry O. Lineberger, Jr. 
JOAN BURNS and William S. Litty, an 
alumnus of Syracuse University, were mar- 
ried Aug. 16, and live at 48 West Housa- 
tonic Street, Pittsfield, Mass. She teaches 
kindergarten in Pittsfield public schools, 
while he is an engineer for the Massachu- 
setts Department of Public Works. 
serving in the Navy, his address being ET3, 
USNR, O-E Division, USS Lake Champlaiii 
CV-39, c/o Fleet Post Office, New York, 
N. Y. Before his recall in August, he 
worked for the Hamilton Standard Division 
of United Aircraft Corporation in East 
Hartford, Conn., as an engineer in the elec- 
tronic development group. 
(MRS. DONALD B.) and her husband, 
who were married June 21, 1952, live at 26 
St. Joseph Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 


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where Dr. Cheek is a resident at the Hospi- 
tal for Sick Children. They will leave To- 
ronto next month to go to Scotland, where 
Dr. Cheek will do additional postgraduate 
work, and from there, according to present 
plans, they will go to Australia. 
ART H. ELLIOTT live at 1237 E. More- 
head Street, Charlotte, N. C, where he is 
employed by Vinson Realty Company. The}' 
have a year-old daughter, Canne Collins. 
ROBERT F.) is making her home at 3801 
Connecticut Avenue, N. W., Apt. 127, Wash- 
ington, D. C, while her husband is with the 
United States Army in Korea. 
FAKKEMA B.D. live at 69 S. Fenwick 
Road, Memphis 12, Tenn., where he is di- 
rector of recreation at Idlewild Presby- 
terian Church. 

The marriage of LORING S. JONES, JR., 
to Mary Christine Lynch took place Dec. 
20 in the Chapel of Central Presbyterian 
Church, McKeesport, Pa. They are making 
their home in Pittsburgh, where Loring is 
associated with the Pennsylvania Paint 

Following a year's tour of duty with the 
American National Red Cross in the Orient, 
ten months of which was spent in Korea, 
JANE S. KIRK has returned to this coun- 
try and is currently stationed at the U. S. 
Naval Hospital, St. Albans, N. Y. Her 
permanent home address is 271 Roxbury 
Street, Keene, N. H. 

Peleg Dameron Midgett IV whose picture 
in on the Sons and Daughters Page, is 
called Ronnie by his parents, P. D. Ill, and 
TINA BELL MIDGETT '51. The Midgetts 
live in Englehard, N. C, where he is asso- 
ciated with his father in the utilities busi- 

ried to Miss Mary Ola Lilley, a graduate 
of the Woman's College of the University 
of North Carolina, on Nov. 29 in Macedo- 
nia Christian Church, Williamston, N. C. 
Their home is in Williamston. 
W. R. (BILL) ROWLAND, 1033 Maple 
Avenue, Sharon Hill, Pa., received his A.M. 
in American History from the University 
of Pennsylvania in June, 1952. From June 
to October, 1952, he was employed as an 
historian by the U. S. National Park Serv- 
ice, a position he had held for three sum- 
mer seasons. In October he returned to the 
Philadelphia area to accept a position with 
the Aviation Gas Turbine division of West- 
inghouse as a techincal writer, working with 
jet engines. 

at 3617 Jocelyn Street, N.W., Washington, 
D. C. while JOHN L. SULLIVAN, JR., is 
a lieutenant (j.g.) in the United States 
Navy on duty on U.S.S. Chara, c/o F.P.O., 
San Francisco, Calif. 

WILLIAM R, WARD and Miss Mary 
Thompson, a graduate of the University of 
Georgia, were married in Valdosta, Ga., last 
July. They are living at 807 South Boule- 

vard, Lakeland, Fla., where Bill is general 
manager of the tangerine division of the 
Lakeland Packing Company. 

'51 ■ 

STEPHEN F., JR.) and Mr. Andersen an- 
nounce the birth, Nov. 6, of a daughter, 
Adrienne Brevard. The family lives at 
3701 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Announcement has been received of the ar- 
rival on Nov. 25 of Jane Robin to WIL- 
Bradbury, of 46 Highland St., Hopedale, 

married to Ernest Julian Barbour, Jr., a 
graduate of the University of North Caro- 
lina, on Nov. 29, in the Duke University 
Chapel. They are making their home at 
University Apartments, Durham. 
lives at 1805 North Main Street, Ander- 
son, S. C, while her husband STEPHEN 
United States Army stationed at Camp 
Forsyth, Fort Riley, Kan. They have a 
daughter, Valerie Lisa, born Sept. 13. 
Miss Margaret Duncan Trask became the 
on Oct. 18 in St. Peter's Church, Beaufort, 
S. C. Tommy is connected with Owens- 
Corning Fiber Glass Company in Anderson, 
S. C, where they are residing. 
Mickols Street, Waycross, Ga., is a wood 
buyer for Brunswick Pulp and Paper Com- 
pany, Brunswick, Ga. 

ing on his master's degree and is an as- 
sistant in psychology at Kent University, 
Kent, Ohio. 

OLSON, JR., announce the birth of a 
daughter, Helen Noell, Nov. 30, at Co- 
lumbus, Ga. Lieutenant Nicholson's address 
is 11th OC Co., 1st OC Regt, Fort Benning. 

WENDE PLATTE was married to Lyman 
B. Veeder, Jr., a Princeton graduate, on 
Sept. 6, in Montclair, N. J., and lives at 
14 Beaumont Circle, Tuckahoe, N. Y. Mr. 
Veeder is employed by the Shell Oil Com- 

LOUIS W. POWELL M.F. of 1952 Beach 
Drive, Seaside, Ore., is a forester for the 
State of Oregon. 

has a position as United Air Lines steward- 
ess. After completing a five-week course at 
the company's stewardess training school, 
Cheyenne, Wyo., she was assigned to serve 
aboard mainliners" flying in and out of 
Chicago, 111. She was employed by the 
Atlanta, Ga., Board of Education before 
joining United. 

On November 15 KENNETH MOODY 
TAYLOR was married to Miss Grace Eve- 
lyn Herring, a graduate of Peace College, 

Raleigh, N. C. They live at 1219 Ferger- 
son Avenue, Newport News, Va., where he 
is connected with Leggett's Department 

ried to Lieutenant (j.g.) James Glynn 
Winter in Jacksonville, Fla., on Oct. 4. 
They are now in Norfolk, Va., where Lieu- 
tenant Winter is stationed. 


President : Richard J. Crowder 
MARSHALL E. AGNER M.D. is a first 
lieutenant in the United States Army, serv- 
ing Ms internship at Brooke Army Hos- 
pital, San Antonio. Tex. 
PANSY MARIE BARKER, a secretary at 
Duke Hospital, lives at 403 E. Markham 
Avenue, Durham. 

is serving an internship at Gallinger Mu- 
nicipal Hospital, Washington, D. C. 
HORACE SMITH KENT is a first year 
student at Duke Medical School. 
were married Nov. 15, live at 1901 Fair- 
view Avenue, Easton, Pa. He is a law 
clerk and she is a science instructor at 
Easton Hospital School of Nursing. 
were married Oct. 25, and live at 106 Bird 
Avenue, Bartonville, 111. 
B.D. is pastor of Flatonia-Muldoon Meth- 
odist Charge, Flatonia, Texas. 
B. J. LORD is a visiting counselor with the 
State Welfare Department in Jacksonville, 
Fla., where her address is 3658 Oak Street. 
ROBERT F. McKEE B.D. is director of re- 
ligious activities at Louisburg College, Lou- 
isburg, N. C. 

HOUSTON N. MADDOX is connected with 
the public accounting firm of Peat, Mar- 
wick, Mitchell and Company, Piedmont 
Building, Greensboro, N. C. 
wife live at 809 Percy Street in Greens- 
boro, N. C, where he is a buyer for Vick 
Chemical Company. 

married Sept. 28, and now make their home 
at 1803 Lakewood Avenue, Durham. He is 
a research chemist for Liggett and Myers 
Tobacco Company, and she is doing private 
duty nursing. 

was married to JON PARK O'DONNELL 
Oct. 24, in Duke Chapel. They live in Uni- 
versity Apartments, Durham, while he at- 
tends Duke Law School. 
PATRICIA ANN ROSE was married to 
M.E. on Oct. 11 at St. Joseph's Church, 
Colesville, Pa. Ed is now at Officer's Candi- 
date School in Newport, R. I., and will 

February, 1953 


graduate as an ensign in the United States 
Naval Reserve in March. Until then their 
address will be 57 Poplar Street, Douglas- 
ton, N. Y. Before joining the Navy Ed 
worked for United States Steel at the new 
Pairless Works, Morrisville, Pa., for three 

BARBARA SNYDER of 22 Meadow Lane, 
Glen Head, L. I., N. Y., has joined the 
stewardess ranks of Pan American World 
Airways after completing a month's course 
in flight service training at PAA 's Latin 
American Division headquarters in Miami, 
Ela. She flies on routes from New York, 
N. Y., to San Juan, Puerto Rico ; Port of 
Spain, Trinidad ; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ; 
Montevideo, Uruguay, and Buenos Aires, 

Miss Carolyn McCullough was married to 
27, at Washington Street Methodist Church, 
Columbia, S. C. A graduate of the Univer- 
sity of South Carolina, Mrs. Strader served 
two years as director of religious education 
at Main Street Methodist Church, Greenwood, 
S. C. The couple now live at 1135 Oxford 
Road, Atlanta, Ga., where he is a student 
at Candler School of Theology, Emory Uni- 

HOWARD L. ZANDER Ph.D. is a research 
associate in the Department of Pharmacol- 
ogy, the College of Medicine of the Univer- 
sity of Vermont, Burlington, Yt. 

'53 - 

B., Ill) and her husband, a graduate of 
Armstrong College, live at 1340 East Vic- 
tory Drive, Savannah, Ga. She has a cleri- 
cal position and he is an instrument me- 
chanic, both with Union Bag and Paper 
Corporation in Savannah. 


DR. J. F. GIDDENS '96 

Dr. James Francis Giddens '96, More- 
head City, N. O, optometrist, died Dec. 
1, after several months of failing health. 

He was a life member of the Elks and 
a member of the First Methodist Church 
of Morehead Citv, having moved there 
in 1909. 

He is survived by two daughters, and 
two sisters. 


The Rev. Louis T. Singleton, retired 
Methodist minister, died suddenly at his 
home in Belhaven, N. C, on Nov. 30. 
He had been in declining health for a 
year but his death was unexpected. 

He was an active member of the North 
Carolina Methodist Conference for 50 
years prior to his retirement in October. 

He had served 12 pastorates in North 

He is survived by his wife, three 
daughters, Susan Singleton Rose (Mrs. 
M. Simon) '35, Mary Clyde Singleton, 
and Mrs. William Ligon, and three 

thomas McMillan grant '09 

The Rev. Thomas McMillan Grant, '09, 
secretary of the North Carolina Method- 
ist Conference and a trustee of Duke, 
died at his Rocky Mount, N. C, home on 
December 31. 

Dr. Grant joined the Conference in 
1909, was ordained deacon in 1911, and 
elder in 1913. Pastor of the First Meth- 
odist Church in Rocky Mount, he at one 
time held pastorates in Durham, Lees- 
burg, Hillsboro, Hertford, Lumberton, 
Wilson, and Greenville. 

Co-author with W. L. Clegg '24 of the 
plan for the ministers' retirement fund 
of the N. C. Conference, he had been 
Conference secretary since 1925. 

Dr. Grant served as presiding elder of 
the New Bern district, district superin- 
tendent of the Elizabeth City district, and 
■if the Rocky Mount district. In addi- 
tion he was a member of the general Con- 
ference in 1930, 1934, 1938, and 1940, 
the Uniting Conference in 1939, president 
of the Conference Epworth League from 
1923 to 1931, and director of the super- 
annuate endowment from 1929 to 1940. 

He is survived by his widow and three 
children; Isa Costen '37, Malene, and 

S. Earl Stone succumbed from a heart 
attack on Jan. 9, 1952, according to in- 
formation recently received by the 
Alumni office. 



Rev. W. Kenneth Cunningham '35 died 

on July 15, 1952. Among his survivors 

is Kenneth Cunningham, Jr. '36, whose 

address is P. O. Box 64, Capron, Va. 

The Alumni office recently learned that 
B. Michael Shinners M.D. '38 succumbed 
on Nov. 11, 1952. 

David C. Witcover '45 was killed in an 
automobile accident in June, 1952, the 
Alumni office was recently informed. 

O. E. GILBERT, JR. '47 

O. E. Gilbert, Jr. '47 of 5408 North- 
wood Drive, Baltimore 12, Md. died Nov. 
30 after a long illness. He is survived by 
his wife. 

Art and Artists 

(Continued from Page 44) 

In connection with classes studying 
gothic art, the Woman's College Library 
last month had a display of medieval life 
and architecture. Throughout the year 
the library's displays are correlated with 
work done in the survey courses. 

One needs only to visit old Asbury and 
the library to see that art has come to have 
a more prominent place in the Univer- 
sity since the Department of Aesthetics, 
Art, and Music w r as consolidated in one 


(Continued from Page 30) 
neighbors of ours can scarcely visualize 
the Wilhelms living daily with all their 
buttons sewed on, all hems in properly, 
everything in order in the house, and the. 
entire establishment dusted, sprayed and 
polished to a high lustre every day! 

All four children attend the Methodist 
English School, with about 1,000 Burmese 
and 200 British and American children. 
They have homework in the British man- 
ner and are otherwise disciplined; this 
appears to be highly beneficial. The boys 
are in a Cub Scout den with a Burmese 
Eagle Scout as leader, and a Louis Du- 
rochment Film executive from Manassas, 
Virginia as den father. 

Being twelve hours ahead of Eastern 
Standard Time, we had the strange ex- 
perience of hearing the election returns 
in the daylight. The news came over the 
Voice of America, which has serious need 
of expansion for greater coverage. Here 
in Burma the Communist threat is real r 
with much military preparation on the 
China border, and continued Communist 
guerilla fighting against the government 
in extra-urban areas. The Burmese people 
have intense pride in their independence; 
and, despite the pathetic poverty (due to 
bombing in World W T ar II by both Jap- 
anese and British and to historic economic 
underdevelopment) will be able to work 
out their problems if they can be allowed 
to do so in peace. Meanwhile, Point Four 
work makes converts to democracy. 

We feel all the closer to you this 
Christmas because of being farther away 
from you in miles, and we send to you our 
love and best wishes. 


Duke Alumni Register 

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31.05 miles per gallon! That's the unequaled 
official record set by a Rambler with over- 
drive in the Mobilgas Economy Run. 

Cptor photogrophy by HortweU 

We knew, when we introduced the Nash Rambler, 
that it would delight thousands of owners — by its 
smart, swift styling, its "jack-rabbit" performance, 
its ease of handling and parking — and by its al- 
most incredible economy. 

We knew no one could believe — before trying a 
ride — that a car with this compact wheelbase could 
give such luxurious riding comfort. 

We knew several hundred dollars' worth of cus- 
tom equipment included in the price would appeal 
to everyone's sense of value. 

But frankly, even we were surprised at the amaz- 
ing reception the Rambler got — and is still getting, 
as more and more folks discover the thrill of own- 
ing and driving America's newest kind of car! 

Your Nash Dealer is showing six new Rambler 
models. Make a date with him right now, for a 
Rambler demonstration. 

The Rambler's Reclining Seat (optional) 
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A medical specialist is making regular bi- 
monthly examinations of a group of people 
from various walks of life. 45 percent of this 
group have smoked Chesterfield for an average 
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(Member of American Alumni Council) 

Published at Durham, N. C, Ten Months a Year 
in the Interest of the University and the Alumni 


March, 1953 

No. 3 


Letters 62 

East and West 65 

Activities of Alumni 67 

A Way to Profit by Finding Talents 68 

From Science to Fiction 70 

Boohs of Interest to Duke Alumni 71 

From the Faculty 72 

The Undergraduate View 74 

Area Chairmen Begin Work 75 

The Area Chairmen 76 

Blue Devil Cagers Burn Hot 78 

Sons and Daughters 80 

News of the Alumni 81 

Charles A. Dukes, 

Director, Alumni Affairs 


Roger L. Marshall, '42 

Assistant Editor 

Mart A. Flandeks, '52 

Associate Editor 
Anne Garrard, '25 
Advertising Manager 
Fred Whitener, '51 

Staff Photographer 
Jimmy 'Whitley 

Two Dollars a Year 

20 Cents a Copy 

The D-uke University Alumni Register, founded in 1915, is pub- 
lished ten months in the year in January, February, March, 
April, May, June, September, October, November, and De- 

Entered as Second-Class Matter at the Post Office ;it 
Durham, N. C, Under the Act of March 3, 1879. 


The Cover 

Coach Hal Bradley and three of his cagers look over 
the list of opponents the Devils had to face after exams 
in January. The first nine are marked through, having 
already been vanquished when the photo was taken. The 
Blue Devils met William and Mary the next night and 
were upset in an overtime fracas on the Indians' home 
court, but they came back to sweep the remaining three 
games for a season's record of 18-7 and a conference 
record of 12-4. Trainer Bob Montfort is wrapping the 
player "s injured ankle in the foreground. 

—. - . /SCRATCH 

One aDnectoiJ p/\q 

1 here is a smell of flowers in the air. On the baseball 
practice field, there is the crack of ball against bat. The 
students are walking up and down senior walk. There is 
no question that spring is here. 

There were the usual number of casualties among the 
freshman classes, and some of the faces that were here 
are no longer with us. We still think, however, that this 
year's freshman classes are the finest we have ever had. 

The area chairmen will have held their meetings by 
the time this issue of the Register reaches you, and you, 
and I do mean yon, will either be calling on some alumnus 
asking him or her to give to the University, or some 
alumnus will be knocking on your front door to ask you 
to share in this year's program. Whichever the case, 
whether you are asking or receiving, please give it your 
best thinking because Duke University needs your con- 
structive thinking. 

The faculty advisory system, inaugurated at the be- 
ginning of this year, is one of the finest improvements 
or additions that has been made in recent years to the 
University's program. We are still keeping the personal 
touch at Duke University. After all, ours is a family 

O i"R hats are off to William Werber for being our host 
for the area chairmen's meeting in Washington, D. C. ; 
to Paul Sample for being our host in Pittsburgh, Pa.: to 
Henry Clay Doss, in Detroit, Mich. ; to Ben F. Few, in 
Xew York City ; to Linwood E. Brown, in Nashville, 
Teim. ; to Reuben T. Wagner, in Atlanta, 6a. ; and Larry 
Lee, in Jacksonville, Fla. It is mighty encouraging to 
attend these meetings when more folks show up than are 
expected and those who couldn't come at the last minute 
wire or telephone. It is this kind of interest and en- 
thusiasm that makes the ball go round. We are grateful 
to the members of the Board of Trustees, Senator Smith, 
Sidney S. Alderman. Alex H. Sands, Jr., as well as those 
who served as hosts, who stopped their busy days to at- 
tend these meetings; to Ralph Fisher, M.D., and other 
alumni extraordinary who added so much to the occasions. 
Remember Alumnae Week End is April 17-19 ; Com- 
mencement is May 30-June 1; reunion classes are '03, "17. 
"IS. '19, '20, '28, '32, '33, '3-1. and '43: and the Engi- 
neers' Show is March 13 and 14. We can't put down all 
the important dates, but these are just a few. Jot them 
down on your calendar. Remember, if you don't come to 
us, we might come to see vou. 


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March 1943 

Nancy V. Wrenn of Southern Pines, 
N. C, was crowned May Queen for 1943 
in war-hastened traditional ceremonies at 
the colorful annual Spring Coed Ball. 

Coach Jack Coombs is beginning his 
15th season coaching the Duke baseball 
team. Coombs-coached teams have won 
326 victories and suffered only 73 defeats 
for a creditable .764 percentage. Last 
year the team won 14 and lost six. 

Houses IT and J on West Campus have 
been closed, their occupants moving to 
other dormitories. Unofficial rumors have 
it that House J may be used for future 
housing of Finance School personnel. A 
few weeks ago House I was closed in the 
same manner. 

March 1928 

Copping second place in the state race, 
the basketball team won 11 out of 16 
games this season. This year's quint has 
been the most successful team Trinity or 
Duke ever produced. 

In recent elections, Rachel Copeland 
of Windsor, X. C, was elected president 
of the woman's student government asso- 
ciation, and Kellah Miller of North 
Augusta, S. C, was chosen president 
of the Y.W.C.A. 

Some of the movies of the month are : 
Clara Bow, in her latest, "Red Hair," 
written by Elinor Glyn, author of "It"; 
and Charlie Chaplin in, "The Circus." 

Roller skating, inspired by the early 
spring weather, has become a fad among 
coeds. These athletic girls coast down 
the walk from Southgate to West Duke 
and back again as far as Dr. Few's resi- 

March 1903 

Students are exhibiting a great deal of 
interest in the annual series of meetings 
held by the Y.M.C.A. which began on 
the first Sunday of this month and will 
last ten days. Dr. Kilgo is conducting 
the services. 

The Glee Club, after many weeks of 
practice, will make its debut the 30th of 
the month in Durham Opera House. 

At a meeting of the Science Club, 
March 23, Professor L. C. Nicholson will 
read a paper on "The Mercury Arc," and 
C. E. Egerton will read one on "The 
Cathode Rays." 

The Archive, student literary maga- 
zine, is published nine months in the year 
by the Senior Class of Trinity College. 


Letters to the Editor are cordially invited, and 

as many as possible will be published each 

month. Address: The Editor, Duke Alumni 

Register, Duke Station, Durham, N. C. 

Dorothy Chorpenig — '44 
Tingstuveien 26 
Oslo, Norway 

Another Christmas is past but our holi- 
days in Norway will be long remembered 
with a great feeling of warmth and satis- 
faction. The kindness of our friends 
here was a bit overwhelming and I am 
sure the boys as well as Bill and I will 
ever be grateful. We enjoyed the idyllic 
snow scenes which made Christmas really 
Christm'as for us. When one has been 
away from snow for so long during the 
Yuletide season, it is a welcome sight to 
see it again. The hills outside of Oslo 
were like fairy scenes — tremendous arrays 
of fir trees, their branches laden with 
snow that had to be pried loose. To go 
skiing on a trail in Nordmarker (hilly 
area north of the city) winding in and 
out among the trees was a breath-taking 
experience for Bill and me. We did have 
a few days that were quite cold, but, on 
the whole, the holidays were pleasant and 
provided good skiing weather. 

For most Norwegians Christmas is 
really a big holiday and preparations be- 
fore involve much baking and a complete 
housecleaning. I did bake a few Nor- 
wegian cookies with a friend and only 
hope that I can make something similar 
to them when I return home. We had a 
small Christmas tree which we placed on 
our round coffee table. We found the 
Christmas decorations delightful. The Nor- 
wegians use many that are similar to ours 
but they also have their own unique ones. 

The little Julenissen (Christmas fairies) 
can be bought doing all sorts of things — 
climbing ladders, riding sleds, chopping 
wood, etc. They have the long pointed 
caps and shoes and look so elfish. Hang- 
ing strings of little Norwegian flags on 
the tree is a custom here — also little color- 
ful paper baskets which are to be filled 
with candy and other goodies. The Jul- 
enissen are the closest translation to Santa 
Claus that wc can figure out. Most homes 
used white lights on the trees. A very 
charming custom that we observed and 
participated in here is that of dancing 
around the Christmas tree singing the 
carols. The Norwegians open their pres- 
ents and start celebrating on> Christ- 
mas Eve, then the next 3 days are con- 
sidered the first, second and third days of 
Christmas, and there is much intermin- 
gling of families. The journalist upstairs 
dressed up as a Julenisse and came to 
visit us bringing a whole bag full of sur- 
prises. Then we were invited to the home 
of the American Cultural Affairs officer 
(he was former Dean of St. Olaf's Col- 
lege). We enjoyed a traditional pork 
ribs dinner, which is the custom in Nor- 
way, and then we opened more gifts. 
It was strictly an informal affair and 
mostly for the children. The next morn- 
ing we had our own Christmas, American 
style, and Santa was good to all of us. 
We invited the Fulbrighter (other one in 
Germany) in the basement to have dinner 
with us — we had pork roast. The next 
(Continued on page 73) 

Calendar for March 

9. Duke Film Society presentation, 
"Children of Paradise." (French). 
116 Chemistry Building. 7 p.m. 

10. Student Forum speaker, Emlyn Wil- 
liams. Page Auditorium. 8 :15 p.m. 

11. Sigma Xi national lecturer, Dr. Wal- 
ter 0. Roberts. 8:15 p.m. 

11-14. Duke Players production, "The 
Glass Slipper." Branson Building. 
8:15 p.m. 

12. Men's Faculty Club. University 
House. 8 p.m. 

12. Last day for reporting mid-semester 

13-14. Annua] Engineer's Show. Engi- 
neers Building. 
13-14. Angier Duke Weekend. 

14. Chamber Arts Society. Amadeus 
String Quartet. Music Room, East 
Duke Building. 8 :15 p.m. 

17. Art Lecture by William Fields. As- 
bury Building'. 8 :15 p.m. 

15. University Band Concert. Woman's 
College Auditorium. S :15 p.m. 

21-30. Spring recess. 

30. Classes resume from Spring recess. 

31. Madrigal Singers Concert. Music 
Room, East Duke Building. S :15 


Duke Alumni Register 



How does your business training 
program prepare a college graduate 

for a career in General Electric?^ 

...Charles O. Billings, Carnegie institute of 

Technology, 1954 

The answer to this question, given at a, student information meeting 
held in July, 1952, between G-E personnel and representative college 
students, is printed below. If you have a question you would like an- 
swered, or seek further information about General Electric, mail your 
request to College Editor, Dept. 123-2, General Electric Company, 
Schenectady, New York. 

R. J. CANNING, Business 
Training Course . . . General 
Electric's business training 
program offers the college 
graduate the opportunity to 
build a career in the field of 
accounting, finance, and 
business management in one 
of the most diversified com- 
panies in the country. 
Since its beginning in 1919, more than 3,000 students 
have entered the program — one of the first training 
programs in business to be offered by industry. 

The program's principal objective is to develop men 
well qualified in accounting and related business studies, 
men who can become administrative leaders in the finan- 
cial and general business activities of the Company. 

Selection of men for the program is based on inter- 
views, reviews of students' records, and discussions with 
placement directors and faculty members. Selection is 
not limited solely to accounting and business administra- 
tion majors. A large number of men in the program are 
liberal arts graduates, engineers, and men with other 
technical training. 

When a man enters the program he is assigned a full- 
time office position in accounting or other financial work 
and enrolled in the formal evening education program. 
This planned classroom work is a most important phase 
of the program. The material presented is carefully se- 
lected and well integrated for the development of an ade- 
quate knowledge of accounting and business theory, pro- 
cedures and policies followed by the Company, acceptable 

accounting and business practices of the modern eco- 
nomic enterprise, and as a supplement to the practical 
experience provided by the job assignment. 

In general, the program trainee is considered in train- 
ing for three years during which lime advancements are 
made to more responsible types of accounting work. After 
completing academic training the trainee's progress and 
interests are re-examined. If he has demonstrated an apti- 
tude for financial work he is considered for transfer to 
the staff of traveling auditors or to an accounting and 
financial supervisory position. From here his advance- 
ment opportunities lie in financial administrative posi- 
tions throughout the Company. Trainees showing an 
interest and aptitude for work other than financial, such 
as sales, purchasing, community relations, publicity, etc., 
are at this time considered for placement in these fields. 

Today, graduates of the program hold responsible posi- 
tions throughout the entire organization. Management 
positions in the accounting and financial field throughout 
the Company, such as Comptroller, Treasurer, finance 
managers, secretaries, and others, are held in large part 
by graduates of the course. Men who have transferred to 
other fields after experience in financial work include 
public relations executives, managers of operating divi- 
sions and departments, presidents of affiliated Companies, 
officials in personnel, employee relations and production 
divisions, and executives in many other Company 

This partial list of positions now filled by former busi- 
ness training men is indicative of the career preparation 
offered by the business training program, and of the 
opportunities that exist for qualified men interested in 
beginning their careers in accounting and financial work. 

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The Duke University Alumni Register 
= East and West = 

Trees from All Nations 

Ninety acres of land bordering Myrtle 
Drive, between East and West Cam- 
puses, have been designated as the site 
of a new Duke University arboretum and 
an outdoor laboratory for the School of 
Forestry and the Department of Botany. 

The first planting in this new project 
is now underway, with some 150 trees of 
15 varieties being set out on banks border- 
ing the drive. According to Dr. E. S. 
Harrar, director of the arboretum, long 
range plans call for trees native to Eu- 
rope, Asia, Africa, and South America, 
as well as to North America. Foreign 
species included among the first 150, Dr. 
Harrar said, are the Swara cypress from 
Japan, Greek and Irish junipers, the 
deodar from the Himalaya Mountains of 
India, and the Norway spruce. Most are 
cone-bearing evergreens about three feet 

"New plantings," he added, "will be 
made as rapidly as funds permit. We 
hope eventually to include representatives 
of all cone-bearing trees that can be in- 
duced to grow in this climate." 

While the arboretum will present new 
opportunities for study by forestry and 
botany students and will provide facilities 
for research, it will also contribute meas- 
urably to the beauty of the drive between 
campuses. A project was started some 
25 years ago to plant one or more oak 
trees, donated by contemporary senior 
classes, each Founders Day. Some years 
ago the lines of oaks originally contem- 
plated were completed, and the tree-plant- 
ing ceremony became a traditional part of 
Founders Day exercises which has since 
been continued at other sites. 

It is anticipated that, in years to come, 
the arboretum will become a campus 
show-place rivaling the Sarah P. Duke 
Memorial Gardens. 

Mrs. Roosevelt Reappears 

TV/Tes. Eleaxor Roosevelt, making her 
-^-'-'■second appearance on the Duke cam- 
pus in three years last month, labeled 
the United Nations Organization "the 
only machinery we have to work for 

A former delegate to the UN and now 
a member of the American Association 

of the UN, Mrs. Roosevelt spoke in the 
Woman's College Auditorium under the 
auspices of the Student Forum. The au- 
ditorium was filled with an overflow 

The former First Lady mentioned the 
way in which Russia uses the United 
Nations Assembly as a sounding board 
for propaganda and added that the United 
States could advantageously use it for 
the same purpose. She pointed out that 
the world is fortunate that Russia is a 
member of this world organization, be- 
cause in no other way can world opinion 
be brought to bear on the Stalin regime. 

While in the State, Mrs. Roosevelt 
made the rounds of a number of other 
colleges and universities and spoke in 
Raleigh to wives of State legislators and 

A New Signboard 

T 7isitors and alumni coming to the 
" campus will soon receive some wel- 
come assistance in finding their way to 
various events scheduled during their 

A new directory board, a gift of the 
Class of '52, is being erected just out- 
side the tower entrance to West Campus 
Union. White clip-on letters against a 
background of black velvet will notify 
readers of places and times for major 
campus events. The board will be en- 
eased in limestone and trimmed with 

Hospital Wing in Prospect 

T t is a dream for the future, hope- 
■*- fully not too distant, but Duke Hos- 
pital staff members, the University, and 
the public at large are all beginning to 
look forward to the time when a serious 
problem of congestion in the hospital's 
outpatient clinic and hampering space 
shortages in service areas can be re- 

Plans for an expansion of the hospital 
building have been lurking in the backs 
of many minds for a number of years. 
The first public revelation of such plans, 
however, came in February when the 
North Carolina Medical Care Commission 
requested that the appropriations com- 
mittee of the State Legislature make 

$207,000 available to Duke to assist in 
the erection of a new wing. 

A total of $2,070,000 will be needed 
to build the addition to the hospital. The 
Federal government is to appropriate 
$703,800 and the University is to raise 
the balance, most of which is already on 
hand. The requested $207,000 will make 
the University eligible to receive the Fed- 
eral grant by completing the balance re- 
quired for construction. 

Whether or not State funds will be 
forthcoming is problematical, but since 
Duke Hospital has served the State for 
more than 20 years and without receiving 
any State funds for support, it seemed 
only reasonable that the Hospital Care 
Commission should make the request. 

A. S. Brower, University comptroller, 
has said that there are no plans as yet on 
paper, and there won't be until funds be- 
come available. Just where the new 
wing will be located, and what type of 
structure it will be has not been decided, 
although personnel concerned are making 
some preliminary investigations. 

Demands on the hospital have grown 
tremendously in recent years, and facil- 
ities once adequate for outpatients no 
longer meet the need. A new wing will 
undoubtedly be greeted with hearty ap- 

A Real Estate Program 

Development of a new subdivision to 
provide building sites for members of 
the University's faculties and staffs was 
begun recently on a 40-acre wooded tract 
about one mile south of West Campus. 

Continuing a program begun more than 
20 years ago, when Pinecrest and Cran- 
foi'd Roads were developed, the sub- 
division will consist of three streets which 
«ill provide paved frontage for 57 lots 
averaging one-half acre in size. The 
new streets will lie named Woodburn 
Road, Circle Drive, and Dogwood Road. 
Other streets in the area previously paved 
and now solidly lined with houses of Duke 
people are Perkins Road, Dwire Place, 
Sylvan Road, and a part of Anderson 

The community is situated on the east 
side of Highway 751 between West Cam- 
pus and the old Chapel Hill Highway. 

Sale of the new lots, like the old ones, 

March, 1953 


will be limited to faculty and staff mem- 
bers who expect to build upon them in 
the near future. Each lot will have a 
minimum frontage of 100 feet and will 
be approximately 200 feet deep. The 
asphalt streets will be 26 feet wide with 
a 60-foot right-of-way. The Durham City 
Council has approved the extension of 
water and sewage lines to the develop- 

Religions Emphasis Week 

I Believe— What? So What?" was the 
thought-provoking question which Duke 
students and faculty members tried to 
answer during Duke's fifth annual Re- 
ligious Emphasis Week, held from Febru- 
ary 15-18. 

Guest speakers for the campus-wide 
event were two distinguished religious 
leaders, Dr. T. Z. Koo, secretary of the 
World's Student Christian Federation, 
and Dr. Mark Depp of Winston-Salem, 
N. C, who made featured appearances 
throughout the week on the question of 
the week. 

Directed by student co-chairmen Fred 
Brooks of Greenville, N. C, and Mimi 
Wannamaker of Orangeburg, S. C, the 
program, designed to suit everyone's 
tastes, included addresses, forum discus- 
sions, interdenominational meetings, wor- 
ship services, personal conferences, din- 
ners, and informal gatherings. Partici- 
pating in various events were Duke fac- 
ulty members, student leaders from the 
separate religious groups represented on 
the campus, including the Protestant, 
Roman Catholic, and Jewish faiths. 

Dr. Koo, secretary of the World's Stu- 
dent Christian Federation for more than 
14 years, has been prominent in religious 
affairs in China and the United States. 
Now professor of Oriental studies at the 
University of Iowa, he came to the United 
States in 1945 as adviser to the Chinese 
delegation at the San Francisco Confer- 
ence of the United Nations. 

Dr. Depp is a native of Pennsylvania, 
and a graduate of Allegheny College and 
Boston University School of Theology. 
He was for many years a member of the 
Baltimore Conference of the Methodist 
Church, serving several churches in Vir- 
ginia, Maryland, and Washington, D. C. 
Since coming to Centenary Church, Win- 
ston-Salem in 1945, he has preached and 
delivered addresses at many colleges and 

Dr. Depp spoke on "Does God Care?" 
at the opening worship service Sunday the 
15th in Duke Chapel. 

Other events Sunday included an ad- 
dress by Dr. Koo on "Religion's Vital 
Link with Man"; and "Skeptics' Hour" 
moderated by Dr. James T. Cleland, 
preacher to the University. 

At a dinner for graduate students 
Monday night, Dr. Koo spoke on the 
subject of "The Cross vs. the Hammer 
and Sickle in China." At a faculty-staff 
luncheon he asked "Are American Stu- 
dents Being Educated for World Respon- 
sibility?" with Dr. Wanda Hunter, asso- 
ciate professor of zoology, and Dr. Wil- 
liam H. Cartwright, chairman of the De- 
partment of Education, serving as co- 
chairmen of a forum discussion. 

Dr. Depp delivered the final address in 

Participating in one of the many panel discussions of Eeligious Emphasis 
Week are. left to right : Bob Spivey, Suffolk, Va. ; Dr. Edmund F. Perry, 
instructor in religion; Dr. J. B. Rhine, director of Parapsychology Labora- 
tory; Alban G. Widgery, professor emeritus of philosophy: Dr. T. Z. Koo, 
guest speaker for the Week; and Dr. Richard L. Watson, Jr., associate pro- 
fessor of history. 


services Wednesday morning in Duke 
Chapel. His subject then was "Have 
Faith in What?" 

Also participating in interdenomina- 
tional meetings and personal conferences 
scheduled for the week were Rabbi Solo- 
mon Shapiro and Father J. Donovan, both 
of Durham. 

Books on subjects raised by the dis- 
cussions were put on display throughout 
the next week in both University libraries. 

Programs for Duke faculty-staff mem- 
bers and for graduate students were part 
of the four-day event, and appointments 
for personal counseling were made with 
the two guests speakers. 

Members of the Student Steering Com- 
mittee for Religious Emphasis Week in- 
cluded Audrey Earle, Newport, R. I.: 
Tom Dulin, Charlotte, N. C; Barbara 
Evans, Maplewood, N. J.; Pat O'Shee, 
Birmingham, Ala.; Bettie Anne Young, 
Durham ; Bob Spivey, Suffolk, Va. ; Fran 
Larrinoa, Havana, Cuba; Douglas Mont- 
gomery, Webster Groves, Mo.; Virginia 
Smith, Columbus, Ohio; James Ritch, 
Charlotte, N. C; Avis Ann Oehlbeck, 
Morganton, N. C. ; and Paul Parker, 
Rockville Centre, N. Y. 

Engineering Progress 

r\x March 13th and 14th the College 
^~^ of Engineering will present their an- 
nual Engineers' Show. This year the 
theme of the show is "A Century of Engi- 
neering Progress," and the College will 
give the public a program based on a 
theme in parallel with the Convocation of 
Engineers held in Chicago in September 
of 1952. Scientists and engineers work- 
ing in freedom have made life richer for 
millions of Americans. The basis for 
this enrichment had its birth in the sci- 
entific and technical colleges throughout 
the country. The engineering students 
and faculty of Duke are taking this op- 
portunity to show you their ideas and 
interpretations of this progress. 

The College of Engineering is sep- 
arated into three wings : the Mechanical, 
Civil, and Electrical Engineering Depart- 
ments. Doors will be open from 2 till 
10 p.m. on these two days, and guides 
will be available for tours around the 

Alumni are extended a special invita- 
tion to attend the 1953 show, and those 
who have attended in the past can 
definitely be counted upon to recommend 
it. The Engineers' Show has been an 
annual event for a number of years, and 
is a fine display of student knowledge and 

Duke Alumni Register 

Activities of Alumni 

Nashville, Tenn. 

Fifty members of the Nashville, Tenn., 
Alumni Association enjoyed a very suc- 
cessful meeting on Feb. 4, in Mrs. Brown's 
Coffee Shop, Nashville. 

On the program for the evening were 
a talk by Dean Alan K. Manchester from 
the University, a film of the Duke-Tennes- 
see football game, and election of officers 
for 1953. Presiding officer was William 
D. Scribner '33. 

New officers elected are : Lynn E. 
(Bozo) Brown '27, president; James W. 
Hawkins '49, vice president; Lucille Blue 
Van Voorhies (Mrs. Edward D.) '45, vice 
president; Elbert R. (Dutch) McMillin, 
Jr. '40, secretary; Nancy A. Bracken '50, 
treasurer; and Sherwood Smith '50, 
Margaret Hobgood Ward (Mrs. James 
E.) '27, and R. Lee Davis, Jr. '23, di- 

At the meeting each person received a 
mimeographed list of questions asking for 
types of meetings preferred, when they 
should be held, and other pertinent ques- 
tions to help in planning future meetings. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

The executive committee of the Phila- 
delphia Association met January 12, at 
the home of Mrs. Frances P. Enyeart '36 
in Wayne, Pa., to formulate plans for 
what promises to be an active year for 
Philadelphia alumni. 

The following tentative schedule was 
arranged : an evening of bowling in 
March ; group attendance at a baseball 
game, preceded by dinner at the Gourmet 
restaurant, in May or June; a party to 
honor new graduates in September; and 
the annual dinner and business meeting 
in December. Also discussed were the 
possibilities of a play, a picnic, and a 
progressive dinner. More explicit plans 
will be made at future executive commit- 
tee meetings. 

Northern New Jersey 

An Open House at the Hotel Suburban 
in East Orange, N. J., was enjoyed by 
Northern New Jersey alumni on January 
30. The admission-free social lasted from 
6 until 9 p.m. 

New Orleans, La. 

At a recent meeting of the New Or- 
leans alumni, the following were elected 
as officers: Milton Arnesen '44, president; 
A. H. Joyner, Jr. '42, vice president; 
Helen Weil Young (Mrs. David B.) '38, 
secretary-treasurer; and Annie Mae Har- 
rington Christensen (Mrs. L. C.) '32, 

R. E. Thigpen Made Trustee 

Richard E. Thigpen '22, president 
of the General Alumni Association for 
1952-53, has just been elected a mem- 
ber of the University Board of Trus- 
tees. The Board met on Wednesday, 
Feb. 25. Mr. Thigpen, who is a tax 
attorney of Charlotte, N. C, was for- 
merly alumni secretary of the Uni- 
versity. He was chairman of the Na- 
tional Council in 1951-52. More de- 
tails will follow in the April issue of 
the Alumni Register. 

representative to Alumnae Council. 

An executive meeting- was scheduled 
for March 3. 

Louisville, Ky. 

(The report on this meeting was sub- 
mitted by Mary Kornfeld Beck (Mrs. 
Robert W.) '48, correspondent.) 

Louisville, Ky., alumni held their an- 
nual meeting at the Louisville Boat Club 
on February 3 at 6:30 p.m., with J. W. 
Prince, Jr. '22, presiding. 

Dean Alan K. Manchester spoke on, 
"Imitation versus Quality Merchandise," 
emphasizing the importance of quality 

education compared to impersonal educa- 
tion of large groups. 

New officers elected are : Gavin Whitsett 
'34, president; Sam G. Tyler, Jr. '35, vice 
president; Mickey Lundeburg Smith 
(Mrs. C. F., Jr.) '49, secretary; Tom 
Moore '41, treasurer; and Mrs. Beck, 

The meeting was concluded with a film 
of the Duke-Tennessee football game. 

'43 Plans 10th Reunion 

Preparations for a big 10th year re- 
union for the Class of 1943 got under- 
way on Saturday, Feb. 21, when a class 
committee met on the campus with Presi- 
dent Thomas R. Howerton. 

Named to the local arrangements com- 
mittee, which w 7 ill be in charge of re- 
union events, were Marion Schaeffer 
Montfort (Mrs. Robert J.), chairman, and 
John Cline, Elizabeth Deaton Steel (Mrs. 
Charles), and Bill Rankin. Finances will 
be in charge of Stephen Harward and 
invitations in charge of Irving Edelman 
and Ran Few. Attending the first plan- 
ning meeting were all of the above, with 
the exception of Stephen Harward, and 
Zillah Merritt Rainwater (Mrs. Roland) 

Preliminary announcements concerning 
the 10th Year Reunion of '43 and a tenta- 
tive schedule of events will be sent to all 
class members within the next 30 days, 
President Howerton has announced. 

Week End of Entertainment for Alumnae 

13 anging in variety from Modern Dance 
•*-*-to "Elijah," three musical programs 
are being tuned up for presentation to 
alumnae and mothers during the com- 
bined Alumnae — Mother-Daughter Week 
End, April 17-19. 

In the Woman's College Auditorium 
Friday night the Durham Civic Choral 
Society assisted by members from the 
Duke Symphony Orchestra and soloists 
will present Bach's "Magnificat" and 
Mozart's (Grand) Mass in C Minor. So- 
loists on the program will be sopranos, 
Helen Boatwright from New Haven, 
Conn., Norma Heyde from Ann Arbor, 
Mich. ; bass-baritone, James Wood, new 
instructor in voice in the Department of 
Aesthetics, Art, and Music; and contralto, 
Beatrice Donley from Meredith College, 
Raleigh, N. C. ' 

Both Miss Heyde and Miss Boatwright 
have made previous appearances with the 
Civic Group and are coming- here espe- 
cially for the week end. About a 45-mem- 
ber Chorus and a 45-piece orchestra, un- 
der the direction of Associate Professor 

Allan Hadley Bone, will participate in 
the program. 

Also especially for alumnae and moth- 
ers, the Modern Dance Club and music 
students will give a recital Saturday 
night. Under the direction of Claire Wil- 
liams, instructor in dance, members of 
the Modern Dance Club will present sev- 
eral colorful numbers. Voice students of 
James Wood, Georganne Coble of Lex- 
ington, N. C, and Donald Millholland of 
Indianapolis, Iud., will offer vocal solos. 
In addition, Caroline Broune of Roanoke 
Rapids, N. C, and Terrell Jordan, At- 
lanta, Ga., son of Dr. G. Ray Jordan '17, 
D.D. '35, piano students of Loren With- 
ers, assistant professor of music, will give 
piano selections. 

As the final musical program rounding 
out the week end, in the Chapel Sunday 
afternoon at 4 p.m., the Chapel Choir, 
under the direction of J. Foster Barnes, 
will sing Mendelssohn's Oratorio, "Eli- 

Singing the part of Elijah will be Wil- 
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March, 1953 


A Way to Profit by Finding Talents 

Testing and Guidance Plays Increasing Part in Orienting Students 

When Theseus ventured into the 
labyrinth of Crete to find and slay 
the Minotaur, he must have experienced 
the same trepidations that beset a young- 
ster of the 20th century -who is attempt- 
ing- to find a pathway to success and sat- 

When the Greek heroes and their con- 
temporaries were cavorting across an 
earth of limited horizons, and indeed un- 
til relatively recent years, the selection 
of an occupation was pretty much dic- 
tated by birth and circumstances. In 
any event, the choices were comparatively 

Today it is a different matter. Each 
individual, in theory and usually in prac- 
tice, is free to determine the direction 
of his own destiny. And the possibilities 
are bewilderingly numerous. 

It is primarily for this reason that ed- 
ucational and vocational counseling 
ag'encies are assuming an increasingly 
important role. Their principal function 
is to give as many individuals as possible 
information about themselves and about 
the educational and vocational opportu- 
nities which will enable them to set forth, 
without delay, upon a route best suited 
to their own unique abilities. 

There is a reverse side to this same 
coin, too. Psychological testing is being 
increasingly relied upon by business and 
industry to predict the probable success 
of a job applicant before large sums are 
invested in his training. 

Developing competent methods and 
agencies for. administering educational 
and vocational guidance has been as long 
and as tediously difficult as developing 
machines, medicines, and scientific proc- 
esses. Even now the availability of truly 
competent counseling' is distressingly lim- 

The Duke Bureau of Testing and Guid- 
ance provides competent counseling serv- 
ices on the campus for both students and 
other clients. Its director since 1950 has 
been Dr. Henry Weitz. 

Dr. Weitz was director of the Uni- 
versity of Delaware Psychological Serv- 
ices Center when he came to Duke in 
1950. Assisting Dr. Weitz is Dr. Ed- 
ward L. Adams, Jr., former faculty mem- 
ber of the University of Michigan and 
Culver Military Academy, who joined 
the Bureau as senior counselor in the fall 

of 1951. J. Albert Southern is psychom- 
etrist in charge of administering tests, 
and a clerical staff of three prepares 
counseling' reports, grades tests, and does 
secretarial work. 

With counseling becoming more wide- 
spread, and with more and more people 
learning of its potentialities, a certain 
amount of curiosity has naturally arisen 
concerning its use, its methods, and its 
effectiveness. Recently Dr. Weitz an- 
swered some of these questions. 

Who can profit from educational and 
vocational counseling? 

The answer is an all-inclusive "every- 

Primarily to help the undecided or the 
misdirected, counseling can also give aid 
and comfort to the fortunate few who 
seem to have already found the most suit- 
able outlet for their talents. "Know thy- 
self" is always good advice. 

When can the counseling service be 
most advantageously sought? 

There are three periods in each life, 
Dr. Weitz said, when help of this nature 
can be advantageous. The first coincides 
with the end of the eighth grade before 
entering high school, the second is during 

J. Albert Southern, staff psychome- 
trist, grades tests on the scoring ma- 
chine, while Dr. Henry Weitz looks 
on. By electrically scoring tests, 
time is saved and accuracy is en- 

the senior year of high school, and the 
third during the sophomore year of col- 
lege. There are other times, of course, 
when an individual's efforts begin to re- 
sult in confusion, discontent, and ulcers 
and when some sort of an ability and in- 
clination evaluation is definitely indi- 

At the end of the eighth grade, Dr. 
Weitz points out, a youngster is faced 
with his first major decision. High 
school is offering opportunities for choice 
that were non-existent in the lower 
grades, and the entering student wants 
to know whether he can profit most from 
college preparatory, commercial, or trade 
training during these years immediately 

The importance of eighth-grade guid- 
ance is strikingly illustrated in the case 
of a certain "Bill," a young veteran who 
should have been made aware of his own 
talents before he made a serious mistake. 
Discouraged, Bill quit school after the 
eighth grade. Tears later, after being- 
discharged from service, he applied for 
tests that would qualify him for a high 
school diploma and place him under 
consideration for a civil service job as 
grounds keeper of a park. Guidance 
tests and interviews revealed that he was 
gifted with unusual mental ability. Rou- 
tine credit requirements of an agricultural 
college were subsequently waived so that 
he could be admitted, and, majoring in 
horticulture, he became a prospering 
landscape artist. 

High school seniors face the next crisis. 
After the solemnities of graduation the 
question is "What now?" For those who 
plan to attend college, counseling can 
help determine a likely area for general 
educational concentration. It can also 
guide a candidate for admission to an 
appropriate college and to social settings 
best fitted to his habits and temperament. 
It has been found, for example, that where 
one student may do well in a small col- 
lege, another will thrive better at a large 
university. Students who do not feel that 
college is the next logical step may want 
to choose between a business course, vo- 
cational training, or an immediate job. 

If, in the case of "George," counsel- 
ing had been available during this period, 
he might have been spared bad health and 
five more or less futile years in college 


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striving toward a law degree. 

When George eventually sought coun- 
seling he was nervous and maladjusted 
as a result of a five-year struggle for an 
A.B. degree, and still no law school would 
admit him. Counseling revealed two 
things: (1) George was not particularly 
academically minded; and (2) he had an 
opportunity to manage a retail store 
owned by his father. Once George had 
gained a sense of purpose in retail sales, 
he took over the store and attained hap- 
piness and success that earlier misdirected 
efforts would never have brought. 

The sophomore year of college is an 
opportune time for a student to determine 
whether or not he is on the right track 
in his academic pursuits. 

There is the case of "Jean," for in- 
stance, a girl who might have received the 
impetus she needed much earlier if she 
had been counseled during her second col- 
lege year. 

With a Phi Beta Kappa key and a 
graduate degree in library science she 
took a low-paying library job where she 
was assigned to duties that were dull and 
routine. A counselor later discovered a 
writing talent, unnoticed in college and 
ignored by the young lady because of the 
instability of the creative writing field. 
With a new confidence she began review- 
ing children's literature and eventually 
made her way to a lucrative position 
editing and preparing children's books 
for a publishing company. 

Such cases strikingly illustrate that vo- 
cational and educational guidance can sal- 
vage dormant talents, and thev demon- 

Each week case folders on prospective advisees are 
prepared by Mrs. Joan Zweifel, secretary and recep- 
tionist. Here Dr. Edward Adams, senior counselor, 
previews the problems he will have to help solve. 
Last year nearly 300 students and 19 non-students 
received counseling. 

strate as well that time- 
ly guidance can prevent 
lost years. 

Undeniably there are 
many persons who could 
profit considerably from 
this relatively new and 
unknown method of ca- 
reer orientation who are 
afraid to do so. Some, 
perhaps, are afraid that 
a counselor is going to 
insist that his clients 
follow set patterns of 
action. Others may fepr 
that they will discover 
personal limitations that 
will thwart ambitions 
and desires. 

In answer to the first 
objection, Dr. Weitz 
said : "Our aim is to 
help students and clients gain insight 
into their problems through counseling 
and testing. We assist in getting the 
information each needs to make sensible 
decisions, but we never try to make up 
his mind for him." 

As far as the second fear is concerned, 
it is usually groundless. What happens 
in the great majority of cases is quite the 
reverse, because a competent counselor 
will open up new and undreamed-of op- 
portunities and expand rather than limit 
personal horizons. 

What happens when a student, or when 
another type of client, walks into the 
Duke Bureau of Testing and Guidance 
and applies for infor- 
mation about himself? 

First he sits down 
with his counselor and, 
while stating his prob- 
lem, is given an op- 
portunity to judge and 
become acquainted with 
the man who is to di- 
rect him toward some 
personal conclusions. 

After a student re- 
veals his own concep- 
tion of his problem, he 
is informed that he will 
get information that 
may lead to a solution, 
but no direct advice. 

Then with the help 
of the counselor, he de- 
cides on the type of 
information he needs 
and picks tests that will 
supply it. 

The six types of tests 
administered by Duke's 

Hard at work answering questions are just a few of 
the many students who take tests at the Bureau every 
year. Test results will be analyzed by Dr. Weitz or 
Dr. Adams. Then, with the benefit of test interpreta- 
tion and counseling, each student will decide on a 
course of action. 

Bureau are designed to measure: (1) 
general mental ability, (2) special apti- 
tudes, (3) achievement, (4) interests, (5) 
personality, and (6) values or basic 
philosophy and generalized goals. 

After the tests a second interview is 
devoted principally to interpretation of 
test results in view of the student's back- 
ground, experience, and expressed wishes 
and preferences. 

"Test scores alone are probably mean- 
ingless," Dr. Weitz cautions. Clarifying 
an apparent contradiction he adds, "They 
can only be interpreted in terms of the 
total pattern of the scores in relation to 
the total personality and experience of 
the advisee. 

"While tests are very valuable for 
supplementary and objective information 
they constitute only a small portion of 
the basic analysis of the advisee that goes 
into counseling." 

Eventually, after adequate analysis 
and test interpretations, some courses of 
action are suggested and the client picks 
the ones he considers worthy of further 
study. Fortified with some concrete in- 
formation, the student is urged to discuss 
these possibilities with the deans and with 
parents, teachers, and friends. 

Dr. Weitz has found that "everyone 
wants to tell a student how to live his 
life" and this results in conflicts. The 
student is encouraged to return to the 
counselor, discuss these conflicts, and ex- 
press his feelings. In this manner he is 
assisted in an examination of his own 

There are some dangers in the counsel- 
ing process. A few rare clients may not 
be sufficiently aware of underlying prob- 
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March, 1953 


From Science to Fiction 

A Doctor Trades His Scalpel for a Pen 

Frank G. Slaughter '26 is a physi- 
cian-turned-writer who has taken a 
place among- the top contemporary 
American novelists. 

For several years his name has been 
an almost permanant fixture on the best- 
seller list, and currently two of his titles, 
Sangaree and East Side General, are re- 
ceiving- the lights-and-eamera treatment 
of Hollywood. A number of his books 
have been translated and published in no 
less than 11 foreign countries. 

These things represent a somewhat 
unusual accomplishment for a man who, 
after graduating from Duke Magna Cum 
Laude at the age of 18, spent the next 
20 years developing and using the highly 
■specialized skills of a surgeon. Dr. 
Slaughter received the M.D. degree from 
Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1930. 
After four years as an intern and resident 
at Jefferson Hospital in Roanoke, Va., he 
entered the private practice of surgery 
at Jacksonville, Fla., where he still re- 
sides during the winter months, and be- 
fore changing professions was named a 
fellow in the American College of Sur- 
geons and diplomate of the American 
Board of Surgery. 

A prolific as well as an accomplished 
writer, Dr. Slaughter in less than 15 
years has produced 16 novels and three- 
non-fietion volumes. And it was a scant 
six years ago that he gave up stethoscope 
and scalpel to make writing a profession 
rather than a hobby. 

Phi Beta Kappa at 17 

Dr. Slaughter describes himself as "an 
ordinary sort of person, easily mistaken 
for a bald headed physician of 44, and 
in fact spent the first 38 years of my 
life busily preparing myself to be a sur- 
geon and practicing whatever art I ac- 
quired, then dropped it completely, ex- 
cept that I go on practicing more or less 
merrily in my books." 

He was born in Washington, D. C, on 
Feb. 25, 1908, and grew up on a tobacco 
farm near Oxford, N. C. At the very 
tender age of 14 he was graduated from 
Oxford High School, valedictorian of 
his class. He was but 17 when elected 
to Phi Beta Kappa at Duke. Such ac- 
complishments could be expected to fore- 
cast an unsual career. 

How did it happen that a successful 
surgeon, at an age when most men hesi- 
tate to move from one house to another 

Frank G. Slaughter '26 

in the same town, suddenly drop one pro- 
fession to assume another ? 

This is the way he explains it : 

"When I look back on it I can see now 
that a lot of things worked together to 
put me into the writing business. One 
was the fact that I read incessantly as 
a child and lived every story in my imag- 
ination. The other was that I always 
wanted to travel and there was an un- 
deniable appeal in a job that you could 
take with you. (Now that I'm in it, I 
move around very little, but it's nice to 
know I could.) I always loved living 
stories, however, so it was just a step, 
but a long one, to putting them down on 

"The actual beginning came in 1935 
when I began to write as a hobby, buying 
a typewriter on the installment plan. 
During the next six years I wrote roughly 
250,000 words a year, and sold $12.00 
worth of my products, a return of about 
5 cents a week. However, I was studying 
the subject of socialized medicine and 
from this came That None Should Die, 
which was a modest success and has been 
a world best seller." 

It should be added that That None 
Should Die sold 120,000 copies in Den- 
mark alone, a country witli a population 
of 7,000,000. Compared to the population 
of the United States, this made it a 
greater success than Gone With the Wind 
here in this country. 

In July, 1942, Dr. Slaughter became 
Major Slaughter of the Medical Corps 
of the U. S. Army. He was released to 
inactive duty as a lieutenant colonel in 
March, 1946. 

"I wrote nights and weekends right 
through my army service and in fact 
produced most of In a Dark Garden on 
a hospital ship in the Pacific. When I 
got out of the army, I decided to try 
free-lancing and have never regretted it." 

Working in Florida 

A novelist, with "a job you can take 
with you," excites envy in many a soul 
wishing to be free from the more hum- 
drum tasks of modern civilization. Long 
hours of work and rigid self-discipline 
are frequently overlooked, however, in 
considering the attractiveness of such a 
life. But, according to Dr. Slaughter, 
the compensations are still great. 

This is what he has to say about his 
life and work : 

"Summers I work on the front porch 
of my cottage at Keystone Heights, Flor- 
ida, overlooking Lake Geneva, with time 
off for swimming, fishing, and water 
skiing (hope to graduate to one ski this 
summer.) In between working days we 
take boat-camping trips up and down 
Florida streams, about which I write for 
Yachting. Winters, I work full time in 
an upstairs bedroom of my home in Ve- 
netia, a Jacksonville, Florida suburb. 
Nights, I read, listen to FM good music, 
with an occasional gander at television. 
I am an Elder in the Riverside Presby- 
terian Church here and do some radio 
work for my church, preaching occasion- 
ally when a pulpit needs filling. 

"In 1948 I began a new series of novels, 
the first, Divine Mistress, dealing with 
Michael Servetus, Andreas Vesalius and 
the first textbook of anatomy. These 
are sandwiched between modern novels 
and regular historieals, since they take 
more than a year to write and research. 
The second of this series was The Road 
to Bithynia, a novel of St. Luke, the 
"Beloved Physician." The third was pub- 
lished on Jan. S, and is The Galileans, 
a novel of Mary Magdalene. If all goes 
well, the fourth of this series will be 
about Simon Peter and will be titled The 
Christians. It will probably be pub- 
lished in 1955 and not a word of it has 
been written yet. 

"The 'Old Time' historical novel has 
opened up a wonderful new world to me. 
I travel not only in space but in time 
and the opportunity to study the wonder- 
ful early history of mankind is one I 
deeply appreciate. In Bithynia, I em- 
phasized among other things the Temples 


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of Aesculapius and in The Galileans, I 
have tried to picture the fascinating- cul- 
ture of first century Alexandria. Re- 
search is the fascinating' part of these 
books but even the work of developing 
the story is a pleasure, because you ac- 
tually live with the people, seeing every 
detail of the places and the backgrounds, 
going into the very hearts and souls of 
actual historical personages. Needless to 
say, the opportunity of living with the 
early Christians has been a tremendous 
spiritual experience for me. 

"I suppose by most standards, I live 
a rather restricted life. We travel a 
little, by boat as much as possible. And 
I have finally learned the lesson that 
writers must learn, that they cannot live 
actively in the civic life of the com- 
munity and do a full job in their work, 
so I am gradually divorcing myself from 
everything outside. Working at home 
and living at the lake cottage in the sum- 
mer gives me the privilege of being with 
my family and enjoying my fine boys 
and my wife's interests in gardening and 
flower arranging. On the side I do a 
lot of photography and hope some day 
to do regular articles for the National 
Geographic on the places we visit on our 
boat camping- trips and what travelling 
we do. 

"I know of no more rewarding profes- 
sion that that of the novelist, but I con- 
sider myself a craftsman and not an 
artist. However, I am trying always to 
increase mv competence as a story teller 
and as a student of history. Meanwhile, 
if I can help people solve the problems 
of today by showing them how others 
have solved their own problems in times 
of crisis, I shall feel that I have ac- 
complished something." 

Named to Write History 

Helen E. Marshall Ph.D. '34, professor 
of social science at Illinois State Normal 
University, has been selected to write the 
centennial history of that University. The 
University will have its 100th birthday on 
Feb. 18, 1957. 

Before joining the Illinois State Normal 
University faculty in 1935, Dr. Marshall 
headed the social science department at 
Eastern New Mexico College and had 
taught at Kansas and Colorado. 

As an author Dr. Marshall is best 
known for her book, Dorothea Dix: For- 
gotten Samaritan, which became a Book- 
of-the-Month alternate selection in 1937. 

Dr. Marshall has contributed articles 
to the New Mexico Quarterly, a number 
of Illinois State Normal University pub- 
lications, and has prepared radio plays. 


of Interest to 
Duke Alumni 

Three Americans in Paris 

by Sidney S. Alderman '13. Dale Uni- 
versity Press, Box 6697, College Station, 
Durham, N. C. $2.50. 

During the spring of 1919 after the 
end of World War I three North Caro- 
linians, then captains in the Infantry, 
were among the fortunate few to be al- 
lowed to attend the Sorbonne in Paris, 
France, under the auspices of Uncle Sam. 

Three Americans in Paris is the pub- 
lished diary of one of these young men, 
Sidney S. Alderman '13. The other two 
were Charles R. Bagley '14, A.M. '15, and 
Curtis Bynum, a graduate of the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina. With rooms 
in the Latin Quarter, the three young men 
combined serious study with a complete 
tour of Paris' historic chui-ehes, monu- 
ments, museums, theaters, and concerts. 
Mr. Alderman's impressions of these Paris 
landmarks are delightfully recorded in his 

All three of the triumvirate returned to 
the United States in the earlv summer of 
1919, and all have had distinguished ca- 
reers. Their success perhaps refutes 
much that has been written of the Lost 
Generation by other Americans in Paris 
after the Armistice. 

Mr. Alderman, the "temerarious di- 
arist," is Vice President and General 
Counsel of the Southern Railway Com- 
pany, and was Special Assistant to the 
Attorney General of the United States, in 
which capacity he assisted Justice Robert 
H. Jackson in the prosecution of the 
major European Axis war criminals be- 
fore the International Military Tribunal 
in Nuremberg in 1945-46. 

Mr. Bagley became a distinguished pro- 
fessor of French at Swarthmore and 
Dartmouth. The third mnn, Mr. Bynum, 
after a highly successful career in busi- 
ness, now devotes most of his time to the 
Sinking Fund of Buncombe County, 
N. C. of which he has been Secretary 
since 1937. 

The promising future of these young 
men is apparent in the thirty-three-year- 
old diary written, as Mr. Alderman says, 
"mostly after midnight, with all the cal- 

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lowness and verbosity of youth, but au- 
thentically recording the fresh impres- 
sions then received." In addition to the 
diary there are a brief introduction, and 
an epilogue which relates the romance 
and marriage that ended the author's 
stay in Paris. 

The Plantation 

by Ovid Williams Pierce '32. Doubleday 
i Co., Garden City, N. Y. $3.00. 

This first novel by 
• Ovid Williams Pierce 
I '32, a former editor of 
[The Archive, captures 
in a remarkable man- 
\ ner the atmosphere of 
' an almost timeless 
rural South. As 
Frances Gray Patton 
'26, who is herself an 
[ eminent chronicler of 
the Southern scene, re- 
marked : "It is refreshing to read a novel 
about the South which avoids equally the 
old cliche of romantic grandeur and the 
newer cliche of degeneracy and violence." 
The story begins when old Mr. Ed 
Ruffin, master of the plantation in north- 
eastern North Carolina, is stricken and 
is tenderly placed upon his bed to die. 
Josephus, his "coachman and friend," sits 
quietly beside him, thinking and remem- 
bering, and upon these intimate and 
friendly recollections is the web of the 
story spun. 

The reader may be bothered for awhile 
by an uncertainty as to time. Is the 
story past or present? Clues are difficult 
to find and interpret. But this difficulty 
results finally in one of the book's great- 
est charms. It is the timelessness, the 
slow change, which characterizes the re- 
gion about which Mr. Pierce writes. 

A native of Halifax County, North 
Carolina, the author writes : "It would be 
extremely difficult to write of it (the 
region), as it would a great many sec- 
tions of the South, without interpreting it 
as the present margin of past time. I 
tried to make of The Plantation, in part, 
what my father's generation meant to me 
as I looked back upon it as a child." 

Mr. Pierce is now a member of the 
English faculty at Tulane University. 
Previously, after wartime service in the 
army, he taught for four years at South- 
ern Methodist. He holds an A.M. from 
Harvard and has had a number of stories 
published in The South west Review. 

March, 1953 


From the Faculty 

Combatting Divorce 

Semi-bootleg; divorces will cease to be 
a farce in the near future, 10 national 
authorities predict in the current issue 
of "Law and Contemporary Problems," 
a Duke Law School publication, edited 
by Professor Robert Kramer of the Law 

Divorce laws, ranging from liberal 
grounds of "cruelty" to stringent grounds 
of adultery, do not go to the root of the 
problem, according to the experts. 

Rather than asking "How much has 
each of the partners done to make mar- 
riage a success," our laws accept super- 
ficial proof that one of the marriage part- 
ners has done something wrong. 

The writers propose two concrete 
recommendations to eliminate needless 

They advocate "Family Courts," staffed 
with competent social workers, that would 
handle only child and family problems, 
including divorce. This type court, they 
say, already is working with varying de- 
grees of success in a few states. 

Individual lawyers are also charged 
with the responsibility of exploring all 
the possibilities of reconciliation — rather 
than helping to perpetuate the present 

Headaches in Clusters 

An uncommon type of brief, periodic 
headache occuring in "clusters" was de- 
scribed by Dr. E. Charles Kunkle, associ- 
ate professor of medicine in charge of 
neurology, the Duke Medical School, told 
the Southeastern Section of the American 
Federation for Clinical Research. 

This "cluster" headache is closely allied 
to migraine and there is no reason to con- 
sider it an entirely different disease, he 

Successful treatment of the disease has 
been difficult and inconclusive, he added. 
Trials of eertain drugs which constrict 
head arteries are in progress. The drugs 
in some patients appear to prevent 
"cluster" headache attacks. 

It has been found that differences are 
slight when compared to the similarities 
between "cluster" and migraine headaches, 
Dr. Kunkle said. 

In at least two-thirds of the patients 
studied attacks began during sleep and 

came in clusters of from one to five at- 
tacks a day for weeks or months. In 24 
cases there was spontaneous improve- 
ment lasting several months to two years 
or longer. 

Dr. Edens Named to Office 

President Hollis Edens was elected vice 
president of the National Association of 
Schools and Colleges of the Methodist 
Church at the group's meeting this year 
in Los Angeles, Calif. 

At the meeting Dr. Edens delivered a 
featured address entitled, "Methodist Col- 
leges — Retrospect and Prospect," which 
will be published by the group. 

In his speech Dr. Edens presented three 
general principles for colleges to adopt. 
He stated that colleges must stress the 
fundamentals of education and set goals 
that can be reached and kept in mind. 
In addition, faculty members and trus- 
tees should back solidly the college's 
principles, with room left for a diversity 
of educational effort. 

"But most important of all, perhaps," 
Dr. Edens concluded, "our colleges must 
exercise the freedom which they so glibly 
brag about to their constituency but do 
so little about in performance — the free- 
dom to explore, to experiment, to ven- 

After serving this year as vice presi- 
dent of the organization, which includes 
129 member institutions, Dr. Edens will 
assume the office of president next year. 
This year he also will serve on the associ- 
ation's Joint Committee on Public Re- 
lations, representing the Association of 
Schools and Colleges. 

Giving "The Reason Why" 

Interpretation of facts and statistics is 
today's most vital requirement in the 
field of sex education, courtship, and mar- 

This thesis was presented to the Chris- 
tian "Workers' School in Miami, Fla., by 
Dr. Mason Cruni, professor of religion 
in Duke Divinity School. 

That anyone with a textbook on physi- 
ology can teach the scientific data and 
facts of reproduction, was Dr. Crum's 
contention. But, few have the ability 
to evaluate these facts and apply them 
to human relationships. A rational ap- 

proach in addition to a defense of moral 
standards is a necessary prerequisite for 
a successful teaeher or parent. 

"Young people want to know the 
reason why for everything," he said. 
"They are not satisfied with authoritative 
judgments. I am sure that the average 
college student would rather do right than 
wrong. But he will not be bound by ir- 
rational conventions and taboos." 

The golden rule was sited by Dr. Cruni 
as being a yardstick for conduct among 
young people who are sceptical of rules 
and morals which to them seem arbitrary. 

Another standard of conduct is the 
principle of reverence for personality, 
he said. 

"Man will reach his highest status 
when he has genuine regard for others, 
when he loves his neighbor as himself." 

Dr. Crum conducted a course on "Chris- 
tian Home Making" at the five-day Chris- 
tian Workers' School sponsored by the 
Methodist Church of Greater Miami. 

Overcoming Seasickness 

Are you a victim of seasickness? 

By 1970 your worries may be over be- 
cause by then you might do your trans- 
oceanic traveling in a submarine. 

First applications of atomic power to 
ships prove that submarines can remain 
submerged indefinitely, Capt. John M. 
Ocker, commander of the Duke Naval 
ROTC unit, reeentlv told the Duke Fac- 
ulty Club. 

Since waves cause little or no disturb- 
ance below the depth of 100 feet, passen- 
ger-type submarines powered by atomic 
energy could prove a great help to vic- 
tims of seasickness. 

Tests also indicate, he said, that atomic- 
powered submarines will have greater 
speed imderwater than with the same ex- 
penditure of horse power at the surface. 
This is possible, he explained because 
atomic power permits the use of revo- 
lutionary hull designs. 

The only real problem involved is air 
supply. Replenishment and purification 
by mechanical and chemical means prob- 
ably will soon take care of this, he said. 

Former Faculty Member Honored 

Dr. Earl J. Hamilton, professor of 
economics at Duke from 1929 to 1944, 
was signally honored recently when he 
received the honorary degree of Doctor 
Honoris Causa from the University of 

The award, one of only two made each 
year in all fields of study by the Uni- 
versity, was given for Dr. Hamilton's 
contributions in the field of economics. 

An internationally known economist, Dr. 


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Hamilton was civilian staff director of 
the Military Government Finance School 
at Duke during World War II. He is 
author of several books and is a former 
president of the Economics History Asso- 

Dr. Hamilton is now professor of eco- 
nomics at the University of Chicago and 
is editor of the Journal of Political Econ- 
omy and a member of the Journal of 
Economic History editorial board. 


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day we spent skiing — our beginning — with 
some American friends. From that time 
on we were busy every day during the 
holiday season spending evenings with 
friends, or having a dinner party or two 
here, or skiing. We enjoyed a New Tear's 
Eve party with some Norwegian friends. 
Both man and wife are professors at the 
University, the wife being in psychology. 
They are quite an unsual family — they 
have 5 children, including two sets of 
twins. The older set of twins (girls 16) 
speak English like Americans (spent 5 
years in U. S.). The children are quite 
versatile. They entertained us with their 
quintet performance on several songs and 
also informed us that they had baked 18 
kinds of cookies for the holidays them- 

We haven't learned much Norwegian 
yet because everyone speaks English to 
us, but Billy is the linguist in the family. 
He is doing well with the language, likes 
his school, and goes skiing almost every 
day. He'll wear all of you out when he 
gets home talking about skiing and ships. 
We went down to the harbor to see the 
Oslofjord leave January 7 and it's quite 
an occasion here. 

One Saturday during the vacation we 
really had a wonderful adventure. The 
Holmviks upstairs took us and some 
other folks to one of the ski trails in 
Xordmarker and it was glorious. You 
know miles are nothing to these Nor- 
wegian people, and the 8 miles on skiis 
seemed quite a distance for we beginners. 

Though our days were happy we did 
think about home, our family and friends. 
Ed. Note: The Bevans are spending the 
year in Norway. Bill, on leave from 
Emory University, is a research scholar 
on the Fulbright program and is in the 
Psychological Institute at the University 
of Oslo. 

Organist to Appear 

Arthur Poister, distinguished American 
organist and head of the Organ Depart- 
ment of Syracuse University, will pre- 
sent a recital in Duke Chapel on Easter 
Sunday at 4 p.m. 

Painter of Duke Portraits Dies in Texas 

Douglas Chandor, portrait painter 
of many Duke University officials, who 
recently completed a portrait of Queen 
Elizabeth II of England, died January 
13, in Weatherford, Tex. 

Sixteen portraits painted by Mr. 
Chandor, of Duke Endowment and 
University trustees, and University 
officials; including former presidents, 
William Preston Few and Robert Lee 
Flowers; Mrs. James B. Duke; and 
University Architect, Horace Trum- 
bauer, are now hanging in the refer- 
ence room of the University Library. 
Mr. Chandor was the first artist 

for whom England's new Queen sat 
for a portrait. He already had painted 
portraits of President Franklin D. 
Roosevelt, Mrs. Roosevelt, Winston 
Churchill, the Duke of Windsor, and 
former President Herbert Hoover. His 
portrait of President Roosevelt was 
completed less than a month before 
the President's death, and his picture 
of Prime Minister Churchill was the 
first one done in more than 30 years. 
Born in Woldingham, Surrey, Eng- 
land, Mr. Chandor came to the United 
States in 1926. 

Faculty Emeriti No. 5 — Dr. H. E. Spence 

'08, B.D. '27, 
ultv of the 

Retirement is a 
word with mislead- 
ing implications. It 
never means inac- 
tivity and it seldom 
means an over- 
abundance of lei- 

Witness the ener- 
getic pursuits of 
Dr. Hersey E. 
Spence '07, A.M. 
who retired from the fac- 
Divinity School last June 
after spending the major portion of 50 
years on the Duke campus. 

"At times," Dr. Spence recently said, 
"it seems as if I shall have to get a reg- 
ular job so that I can rest." 

Ever popular as a speaker and as a 
guest minister, Dr. Spence has filled near- 
ly a half-a-hundred engagements since re- 
turning to Durham in September. Dur- 
ing the summer he was pastor of a 
Methodist Church and chaplain to the 
hospital at Blowing Rock, N. C. 

Both Dr. and Mrs. Spence '06, A.M. 
'09, B.D. '29, gave up their teaching 
duties after the 1952 Commencement. 
They did not, however, abandon associa- 
tions and connections on the campus, and 
Dr. Spence in particular may be found 
somewhere among the Gothic halls almost 
every day, busy at one of his many con- 
structive projects. Mrs. Spence' is de- 
voting a great deal of time to her favorite 
club activities. 

There is, however, one task that the 
professor is set upon doing above all 
others. He has recently limited his en- 
gagements to six a month in order to get 

on with it. "This main task," he said, 
"is the writing of a book entitled Fifty 
Years of Alma Mater. In this book I 
shall undertake to record my experiences, 
recollections, reminiscences, and observa- 
tion in connection with my association 
with Trinity College and Duke University 
since coming here fifty years ago. There 
are a good many things which I should 
like to learn. Perhaps some Register 
readers may be able to give me informa- 

"Who, for example, was the queen of 
the banquet given to the famous Champi- 
onship Football Team back in the '90's? 
This description may help some one to 
recall her: 'Cream and roses for a com- 
plexion; two amethysts for eyes, under 
a forehead like a snowdrift; an in- 
describably pretty mouth, the very mother 
of kisses.' 

"Who put the croton oil in Willie 
Bowden's coffee? Who were the three 
boys whom Big Epps passed on the Are 
escape the night the Washington Duke 
Building- burned? Who was the girl who 
was identified by the campus dog, Scab, 
in order to get a check cashed f Who 
dropped the paper sack full of water on 
Dean Hunt? 

"If anyone knows the answers to these 
questions or wishes to remind me of some 
other event which ought not to be missed 
in mv book, I shall be glad to hear from 

Dr. Spence has four other books sched- 
uled for production when this one is 

"My problem," he adds, "is not how to 
kill time but how to beat time to the 
finishing line." 

March 1953 


The Undergraduate View 

by Charles Wray '55 

AS previously reported on this page, 
the academic year 1952-53 brought 
about an experimental change in the fra- 
ternity rush system on the campus. Here- 
tofore election has always taken place 
during the second semester after fresh- 
men have had an opportunity to demon- 
strate their academic abilities, and acquire 
the "C" average essential to fraternity 
membership. This year, however, rushing 
took place during the first semester. 

Some feel the experiment fizzled. 

One result of the new system was espe- 
cially large pledge classes, the average be- 
ing 1S.6 per fraternity. This figure near- 
ly doubled that of the previous year. But 
academic troubles nullified this once 
bright pieture. 

As an over-all average, each fraternity 
saw only 7.4 of its pledges qualify for 
full brotherhood by attaining a "C" av- 
erage in the first semester. For the fresh- 
man class as a whole, 46.6 per cent made 
a "C" average, as compared to 53 per 
cent last year. It is obvious that some- 
thing somewhere has gone awry. 

Freshman Dean Lanier Pratt said, 
"There is no significant difference in the 
native ability of the two classes (classes 
of '55 and '56) according to the tests 
administered at entrance by the placement 
bureau, and we believe it is safe to say 
— at a minimum — that something is wrong 
with the rush system." 

Oddly enough, however, an announce- 
ment made by senior Bill Werber, '53, 
Chief Justice of the Judicial Board, re- 
vealed that thus far 1952-53 has been 
the best of the past four years as far as 
disciplinary eases are concerned. There 
has been a marked decline in the num- 
ber of cases coming before the Board. 

It is safe to assume that there will be 
a careful examination of facts and opin- 
ions before a policy is established con- 
cerning rushing for next year. It is 
equally safe to assume that a return to 
the time-honored and time-proved prac- 
tice of eliminating all rushing activities 
during the first semestr will be pondered. 

As predicted last month (Shoe 'n Slip- 
per has now made it official), Ray An- 
thony will be the featured attraction at 
the annual Joe College Week End, slated 
this year for April 24-25. The "King 

of the Colleges" will make his Duke ap- 
pearance as part of a 50-stop, cross- 
country tour, all of the stops being made 
at major colleges and universities. 

Anthony's orchestra has appeared in 
the area a number of times, but this will 
mark his first Duke appearance. 

The band features the vocals of Tommy 
Mercer, Jo Ann Greer, and the Skyliners. 
He presents a varied program with music 
designed specially to please the collegiate 
taste. The signing of Ray Anthony marks 
the high-spot of the Shoe 'n Slipper's 
activity on the campus for the past years. 
Joe College Week End is alwavs a suc- 
cess, but now it bids to be better than 

Coed Assignment 

Laurie Ann Vendig, Chronicle Coed 
Editor, had an educational as well as 
interesting assignment recently. Mrs. 
Eleanor Roosevelt spoke in the Woman's 
College Auditorium on Russia's and the 
United States' role in the United Nations. 
As expected, she spoke before a packed 
house. Miss Vendig's assignment was to 
interview Mrs. Roosevelt, who supplied 

her opinions willingly and frankly. All 
in all, the Coed Editor enjoyed the ex- 
perience of a life time. 

Duke graduate and Vice-president 
Richard M. Nixon has indicated to the 
Educational Affairs Committee that he 
may return to the West Durham campus 
for a speech sometime in April. Dick 
Bedell, chairman of the committee, visited 
Nixon on a recent trip to the nation's 
capital. The Veep is a graduate of the 
Law School, and was president of the 
Duke Bar Association. 

"Faith" was stressed at the annual Re- 
ligious Emphasis Week held February 
15-18. Two outstanding religious leaders, 
Dr. T. Z. Koo and Dr. Mark Depp, pre- 
sented their answers to the query "I Be- 
lieve . . . What? So What?" Drs. Depp 
and Koo were featured on the panel. 
Its other members were composed of fac- 
ulty representatives. An informal group 
discussion in which various interfaith re- 
source leaders participated was added to 
the schedule of events. 

Fred Brooks, Attorney-General of the 
Men's Student Government, reported that 
after numerous conferences and inter- 
views the bus fare between campuses 
would still be maintained at the present 
10c figure. The negotiations accom- 
plished little except that the MSGA 
representatives received a promise of no 
future rate hikes on the intercampus line. 
The bus fare has been a bone of conten- 
tion for the past three years, ever since 
the traditional five cent fare was aban- 
doned by the power company. 

Lee C. Smith, center, son of Senator Willis Smith '10, Raleigh, N. C, on 
January 29, became the 50th Duke Air Force ROTC graduate to receive a 
F. S. Air Force Commission along with Fred W. Schoonmaker, left. Lander, 
Wyo., and Raymon J. Hahn, right, Searsdale, X. Y. Sehoonmaker will report 
immediately for active duty. Smith and Hahn are Duke law students. Capt. 
Robert W. Clark of the AFROTC teaching staff is shown administering the 
oatli of office. 


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Alumnae Week End 

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son Angel, baritone from Richmond, Va. 
Visiting contralto will be Thilde Beuing, 
voice instructor at Hollins College, Vir- 
ginia. Two choir members slated to be 
soloists are tenor, Robert Melton, Medical 
School student from Wilmington, N. C, 
and soprano, Mrs. J. Foster Barnes. Mrs. 
Mildred Hendrix, Chapel organist, will 
play the organ for the choir. 

In addition to the three musical pro- 
grams other interesting events are sched- 
uled for the busy week end, starting with 
an Alumnae Council meeting- Friday 
afternoon. A lecture by Dr. Earl Han- 
son, assistant professor of political sci- 
ence, and a panel on a current topic by 
foreign students now at Duke are also 
on the agenda. 

Saturday at one o'clock a luncheon 
meeting of the Alumnae Association will 
be held in the Men's Graduate Living 
Center, after which a tour will be con- 
ducted to new points of interest on both 
campuses. An alumnae dinner meeting 
at 6 p.m. Saturday will precede the Mod- 
ern Dance and music program. 

Sunday morning, the last day of the 
varied week end, Dr. F. S. Hickman will 
preach to alumnae and mothers in the 

Elected Company Secretary 

At a recent stockholders meeting in 
Charlotte, N. C, Edwin L. Jones, Jr. 
B.S.C.E. '48 was elected secretary of the 
J. A. Jones Construction Company, which 
was founded by his grandfather, J. A. 

Mr. Jones is a member of the Execu- 
tive Committee of the Duke University 
National Council. 

Alumni at Inaugurations 

Representing Duke at two forthcoming 
inaugurations at the University of Cali- 
fornia will be E. V. Pullias Ph.D. '36 and 
Dr. John D. Lee, Jr. '32, B.D. '34. 

Dr. Pullias plans to attend the Inaugu- 
ration of Raymond B. Allen as Chancel- 
lor of the University of California at Los 
Angeles on March 20. Dr. Pullias is Dean 
of George Pepperdine College, 1121 West 
79th Street, Los Angeles, Calif. 

Dr. Lee will represent the Univer- 
sity at the Inauguration of Clark Kerr 
as Chancellor of the University of Cali- 
fornia at Berkeley on March 23. Dr. Lee 
is pastor of the Church of the Incarna- 
tion, Mendocino Avenue at Tenth Street, 
Santa Rosa, Calif. 

Nearly 200 Area Chairmen 

Begin Work This Month 

Approximately 200 Duke men and 
women are serving this year as area 
chairmen for the annual giving program, 
and some 2,000 others are assisting them 
as members of solicitation committees. 

Eighty-three of the chairmen are pic- 
tured on the next two pages, but photo- 
graphs were not available for the others, 
who are listed below. 

Atlanta and vicinity: B. Harold Bishop, 
A.M. '46, Spartanburg, S. C; Jack H. 
Campbell '41, Decatur, Ga. ; Ada Davidson 
Dasher (Mrs. M. X.) '39, Augusta, Ga. ; 
Samuel Herman '39, Savannah, Ga.; Stan- 
ley P. Meyerson '37, LL.B. '39, Atlanta, 
Ga. ; Ollie M. Sinithwiek '28, Greenville, 
S. C. ; John W. Wagner, Jr. '40, Macon, 

Detroit and vicinity: Edward L. Hender- 
son '40, Birmingham, Mich. ; Elizabeth 
Woolfolk Wright (Mrs. H. W.) '38, Evan- 
ston, 111. 

Durham and vicinity: Julian M. Aldridge 
'35, Rocky Mount, X. C. ; Roy Bell, B.D. 
'44, Kernersville, N. C; Welsford P. 
Bishopric '49, Spray, N. C. ; Mary Benson 
Boolier (Mrs. J. A.) '40, Elkin, N. C; 
Blanche Barringer Brian (Mrs. E. W.) '22, 
Raleigh, X. C; J. Carlyle Burton '36, Wil- 
son, N. C. ; Dr. Frederic N. Cleaveland '37, 
Chapel Hill, N. O.j Dr. Albeit P. Cline '22, 
Canton, N. C. ; Jack T. Cosby '46, Lynch- 
burg, Va.; J. Braxton Craven, Jr. '39, Mor- 
ganton, X. C. ; Frank D. Ferguson '29, 
Waynesville, X. C. ; Hettie English Flowers 
(Mrs. Mosett) '31, Mount Olive, N. C. ; 
Dorothy O. Forbes '35, Wilmington, N. C. ; 
W. Chester Freeman '31, Gastonia, N. C; 
John P. Gibbons, Jr. '29, Hamlet, X. C. ; 
J. Bynum Grant, Jr. '35, Columbia, S. C. ; 
P. D. Graven '36, Roanoke, Va. ; Ottis 
Green, Jr. '32, Asheville, N. C. ; Lloyd E. 
Griffith '32, Wadesboro, N. C; Claud Grigg 
'21, Albemarle, N. C; Welch Harriss '27, 
High Point, X. C. ; Elizabeth Dula Hick- 
man (Mrs. H. S.) '38, Lenoir, N. C. ; Mary 
E. Hix '30, Roanoke Rapids, N. C. ; Willa 
Hedrick Johnson (Mrs. A. S., Jr.) '40, 
Salisbury, X. C. ; Thomas E. Langston '41, 
Shelby, X. C. ; Hannis T. Lathan, Jr. '32, 
Washington, X. C. ; Dan Lawrence '31, San- 
ford, X. C; Dr. Robert E. Long '25, Rox- 
boro, X. C. ; R. Horace Lynch '36, Elizabeth 
City, X. C. ; Dorothy Umstead McCaleb 
(Mrs. X. G.) '34, Petersburg, Va. ; William 
W. McCracken '44, Henderson, X. C. ; Dr. 
Frank W. McCune '27, Hendersonville, X. 
C. ; Frances Cochran McFadyen (Mrs. O. L., 
Jr.) '43, Fayetteville, X. C. ; Boyce L. 
Maynard '27,' Belmont, X. C. ; Hollis M. 
Owens, Jr., LL.B. '49, Rutherf ordton, X. C. ; 
Harry Hyde Palmer, Jr. '44, Tarboro, X. C. ; 
Edith Judd Parker (Mrs. H. E.) '26, Va- 

rina, X. C; R. W. Safrit, Jr. '31, Beaufort, 
X. C. ; Van V. Seerest, Jr. '43, Monroe, 
N. C; Oswell P. Southerland '34, Oxford, 
X. C; Frances Tabor '24, Statesville, X. 
C; Wade T. Talton '42, Smithfield, X. C. ; 
Margaret McKenzie Townsend (Mrs. P. C.) 
'27, Whiteville, X. C; Albert F. Tyndall 
'31, Kinston, X. C; R. Halbert Webb '25, 
Kings Mountain, X. C. ; Calder W. Womble 
'43, LL.B. '47, Winston-Salem, X. C; Wil- 
liam S. Wright '44, Lexington, X. C. ; 
Marvin E. Yount, Jr. '41, Burlington, X. C. 
(Graham area). 

Miami and vicinity : Richard R. Paige '43, 
Coral Gables, Fla. ; Dr. Albert A. Parrish 
'33, M.D. '39, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; 
Laurette Ryan '40, Miami, Fla. 

Xashville and vicinity: Ernest Chritton 
'50, Knoxville, Tenn. ; Charles P. Cobb '43, 
Memphis, Tenn.; Marjorie Winston Collins 
(Mrs. C. C.) '38, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Xew York and vicinity: Samuel Barnes 
'34, Boston, Mass. ; Bruce W. Boorman '41, 
Bayside, Long Island, X. Y. ; Werner C. 
Brown '42, Wilmington, Del.; Charles F. 
Burrows '43, Pelham Manor, X. Y. (Xew 
Rochelle area) ; James A. Dearborn, Jr. '36, 
Jamaica, Long Island, X. Y. ; Phil Gillis 
'38, Arlington, X. J. (Xewark, N. J. area) ; 
Robert F. Hall '38, Tuekahoe, X. Y. (Mt. 
Vernon, X. Y. area) ; Charles H. Holley, 
B.S.E.E. '41, Schenectady, N. Y.; Joseph 
Robert Kapp, Jr. '36, Montclair, N. J. ; 
Warren J. Meyer, B.S.M.E. '47, Westfield, 
X. J.; S. F. Miller '35, Chatham, X. J.; 
Lawrence Murphy, Jr. '52, Lancaster, Pa.; 
Warren H. Pope '47, Princeton, X. J.; X. 
Thompson Powers '51, Cambridge, Mass. ; 
Robert S. Puder, Jr. '42, Orange, X. J.; 
Mary Mackall Ray (Mrs. T. A.) '43, Xew 
Haven, Conn. ; James E. Sapp '35, LL.B. 
'38, Maplewood, X. J.; James A. Shea, 
B.S.M.E. '42, White Plains, X. Y.; John 
R. Stovall, Jr., B.S.E.E. '43, Philadelphia, 
Pa. ; William E. Tracy ' 39, Bloomfield, 
X. J.; Virginia Goodbody Whiteomb (Mrs. 
W. P.), B.S. '43, Branfo'rd, Conn. 

Pittsburgh and vicinity: W. L. Carson 
'38, Cleveland, Ohio; Graham MacFarlane 
'35, Rochester, X. Y. 

Washington and vicinity : Roy Danzer, Jr. 
'36, Hagerstown, Md. ; Jane Winters East- 
man (Mrs. R. W.) '39, Staunton, Va.; Jay 
S. Hartzell, Jr. '42, Chevy Chase, Md. ; 
Walter Harold Hayes '28, Hyattsville, Md. ; 
James A. Mustard '34, Bethesda, Md. ; Alan 
G. Puryear '36, Alexandria, Va. 

Scattered areas: J. A. Baer, II '43, La- 
due, Mo. ; George Baily '38, Denver, Colo ; 
J. Paul Coie, LL.B. '33, Seattle, Washing- 
ton; Dr. Lorraine Friedman, Ph.D. '51, 
Berkeley, Calif.; Raymond D. Xasher '43, 
Dallas, Texas; Edward Rubin, LL.B. '36, 
Los Angeles, Calif. ; Dr. Ernest Schnoor, 
M.D. '51, San Francisco, Calif. 

March, 1953 


The Area Chairmen 

First Roiv — Atlanta and vicinity: 
Foster K. Ingalls '47, Jackson, Miss.; 
H. Kenneth Saturday '45, B.S.B.E. '48, 
Birmingham, Ala. ; William H. Shaw '26, 
M.E. '33, Columbus, Ga. Detroit and vi- 
cinity: Betty J. Brogan '48, Grosse 
Pointe 36, Mich.; E. B. Brogan '44, De- 
troit 32, Mich.; Dr. John W. Carr, III 
B.S.E.E. '43, Ann Arbor, Mich.; R. Taze- 
well Creekmore '32, Indianapolis, Ind.; 
Julian M. Scates '47, Chicago, 111. Dur- 
ham and vicinity: Samuel D. Bundy '27, 
Farmville, N. C; Floyd C. Caveness '18, 
Greensboro, N. C; Ivy Ellis Chadwick 
(Mrs. M. P.) M. Ed. '45, New Bern, N. 
C. ; Skinner A. Chalk, Jr. '35, Morehead 
City, N. C; 0. E. Dowd '27, Greenville, 
N. C; Fred Folger, Jr. '49, Mt. Airy, 

N. C; William W. Fulp '32, Asheboro, 
N. G; B. P. Hammack '49, Kannapolis, 
N. G; Margaret Frank Heath (Mrs. C. 
F.) '24, Clinton, N. C. 

Second Bow (Durham and vicinity con- 
tinued) — Glenn L. Hooper, Jr. '47, LL.B. 
'52, Dunn, N. C; Weddie W. Huffman 
'43, Newton, N. C. ; Carl L. Jones, Jr. 
'49, Laurinburg, N. C; Eugene M. Levin 
B.S.M.E. '47, Newport News, Va.; Ed- 
ward M. Linker '47, Martinsville, Va.; 
C. C. Linneman '41, Burlington, N. C; 
Lawrence D. Mangum '49, Hickory, N. C. ; 
Al Newman '45, Danville, Va.; C. Louise 
Osteen '50, Rockingham, N. C. ; Stanton 
W. Pickens '26, Charlotte, N. C; Ida 
Grady Piatt (Mrs. J. A.) '28, Goldsboro, 
N. C; James C. Ratcliff '46, Lynchburg, 

Va.: Wade M. Rhodes, Jr. '50, Ports- 
mouth, Va.; H. Herman Roach, Jr. '47, 
Thomasville, N. C; Albert M. Sharpe '49, 
Lumberton, N. C. ; Ella Frances Sowers 
'51, Concord, N. C. ; R. Shelton White '21, 
Raleigh, N. C. 

Third Bow — Jacksonville and vicinity: 
William H. Adams, III '47, LL.B. '50, 
Jacksonville, Fla. ; Margaret McClure 
Favero (Mrs. C. H.) '49, Clearwater, 
Fla.; William C. McLean, Jr. '49, 
Tampa, Fla. ; Betsy Rankin Sinden 
(Mrs. R. H.) '45, St. Petersburg, Fla.; 
Earl J. Vaughan '49, Orlando, Fla. Mi- 
ami and vicinity: Joyce Whitfield Dortch 
(Mrs. Hugh, Jr.) R.N. '46, West Palm 
Beach, Fla. Nashville and vicinity: Mar- 
jorie Frey Brown (Mrs. D. E.) '48, New 


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Orleans, La.; Ralph P. Edwards '48, 
Chattanooga, Tenn.; Marian C. Fox '48, 
Oak Ridge, Tenn.; James Hawkins '49, 
Nashville, Tenn. ; Arthur B. Rouse, Jr. 
'38, Lexington, Ky. ; Frank W. Wharton 
'48, Louisville, Ky. Neiv York and vi- 
cinity: Roy M. Anderson '44, Hempstead, 
Long Island, N. Y. ; Ralph J. Andrews, 
Jr. B.S.M.E. '41, W. Hartford, Conn.; 
William A. Bobb '46, New York City 
( Orange and Rockland Counties area) ; 
Richard C. Cook M.F. '49, New Bruns- 
wick, N. J.; Harold Cruickshank '41, New 
York 17, N. Y. 

Fourth Row (New York and vicinity 
continued) — Lawrence K. Gessner '50, 
Plainfleld, N. J.; Robert J. Kirsch '42, 
New York 1, N. Y. (Scarsdale area) ; Gus- 

tav B. Margraf LL.B. '39, Rye, N. Y. 
(Long Island Sound area) ; Lt. Col. Eu- 
gene Newsom, Jr. '34, Syracuse, N. Y. ; 
Billy B. Olive B.S.E.E. '48, New York 5, 
N. Y. (Queens area) ; George Pepper '52, 
Bronx 67, N. Y. ( Bronx- Yonkers area) ; 
William Siebenheller '47, Staten Island, 
N. Y. ; Paul Venable B.S.M.E. '42, Wyn- 
cote, Pa. (Darby, Pa. area); Arthur 0. 
Zech '48, Brooklyn, N. Y. Pittsburgh and 
vicinity: Don Anderson '41, Pittsburgh, 
Pa.; William J. Lowry '47, LL.B. '49, 
Columbus 15, Ohio; Edwin Polokoff '44, 
Snyder 21, N. Y. (Buffalo area) ; L. B. 
Weehsler '49, McKeesport, Pa. Washing- 
ton and vicinity: Frank A. Bevacqua '29, 
Falls Church, Va.; Donovan S. Correll 

'34, A.M. '36, Ph.D. '39, Silver Spring, 
Md. ; Frances A. Davis '32, Washington 
8, D. C. ; L. Clarke Jones, Jr. '45, Rich- 
mond, Va. 

Fifth Row (Washington and vicinity 
continued) — W. James Miller '49, Char- 
lottesville, Va. ; Murray H. Owen, Jr. '40, 
Baltimore 1, Md.; Maurice E. Roebuck 
'35, Arlington, Va. Other areas: Ger- 
aldine Ashworth '38, Bluefleld, W. Va.; 
Carolyn Young Dillon (Mrs. C. L.) '45, 
Kansas City 13, Mo.; Charles H.. Gibbs 
LL.B. '39, Charleston 43, S. C; Clai- 
borne B. Gregory '34, San Antonio, Tex- 
as; Dr. Harold H. Kuhn, B.S.M. '38, M.D 
'40, Charleston, S. C; Israel S. Larkin 
B.S.M.E. '47, Houston 17. Texas. 

March, 1953 


Blue Devil Cagers Burn Hot After Exams 

A Well-balanced Team Sweeps Through Top Ranking Opponents in Win Streak 

The "Comeback Kids." 

That's the label Duke's Blue Devil's 
won when they launched a nine game win- 
streak after exams against some of the 
country's toughest competition. Counted 
out of the Conference tournament at mid- 
season, the men of Coach Hal Bradley 
bounced back to win 12 of their last 13 
games, all but two from conference op- 
ponents. And in almost every game, they 
had to come from behind in the final half 
to do it. That's where the "Comeback 
Kids" earned their name. 

During a two week exam idleness Coach 
Hal Bradley found at last a combination 
of basketball talent that sparkled. A 
new spirit and battle netted six straight 
victories, three at the expense of top- 
ranking conference clubs, and two over 
intersectional power houses. 

Including a pre-exam win over VMI, 
Coach Bradley's charges captured eight 
straight and have raised their season's 
record from a mediocre 6-6 mark to an 
enviable 14-6 by mid-February. The last 
defeat before the winning streak was 
suffered at the hands of N. C. State, the 
defending loop champs, on Jan. 10. 

It appeared at one time, that only a 
miracle would qualify the Dukes for the 
conference tournament to be held in the 
William Neal Reynolds Coliseum, March 
5-7, but their stock scooted skyward 
on the wings of some suddenly brilliant 

The strong McCraxy Eagles were 
downed in Asheboro after the exam 
period, and then Navy, West Virginia, 
New York University, North Carolina, 
George Washington, and Wake Forest 
were defeated in that order. 

Changes in the Line-up 

Coach Bradley decided on a line-up of 
Forwards Bill Reigel and Bernie Janieki, 
Center Marv Decker, and Guards Rudy 
D'Emilio and Fred Shabel to enter the 
nigged half of the schedule. This group 
developed into a well-knit, high-scoring 
outfit featuring team play, out these boys 
did not do it alone. They received able 
assistance from two improved freshmen, 
Joe Belmont and Ronnie Mayer, and vet- 
erans Charlie Driesell, Rudy Lacy, Herky 
Lamley, and Hal Turner. The two fresh- 
men, however, are the first-line reserves, 
and they have responded with excellent 
floor play and some crucial baskets. 

Besides the outstanding hustle and the 
all-important will to win, the moving 

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N. C. State 




Wake Forest 








West Virginia 
















North Carolina 




George Washington 







South Carolina 




William & Mary 




Virginia Tech 








Virginia Military 




Wash. & Lee 




The Citadel 



of Reigel from his old guard post to a 
forward slot gave the Devils another 
potent scoring threat. In the four games 
against McCrary, Navy, West Virginia, 
and NYU, he responded with an even 
100 points. Mentioning Reigel is not fair 
though without mentioning the rebound 
work of Decker and Janieki, and the bril- 
liant floor play of D'Emilio and Shabel. 
All of the starters scored their share of 
the points, and all of them have been in 
the double figures at one time or another 
during the winning streak. 

Upsetting the Favored 

Against the Middies, the Dukes wiped 
out a three point deficit at the start of 
the last period to salvage the win. Navy's 
high-scoring duo of Don Lange and John 
Clime was held fairly well in check. 
Reigel kept the game from being a rout 
with sixteen points in the first half, and 
he took individual honors for the eve- 
ning with a total of 25. D'Emilio and 
Janieki tallied seventeen and thirteen re- 
spectively, while Decker added ten. Go- 
ing into the game the visitors were 
ranked high in the national scoring race, 
but the stern Duke defense, which previ- 
ously was impotent, rose to keep the win- 
ning streak alive, 78-73. 

Reigel paced a 91-86 win over the tall 
Mountaineers of West Virginia with 
beautiful under-the-basket fakes which 
netted him high-scoring honors with 31 
points. It was Duke 79-77 with slightly 

over four minutes to play, but the slender 
Monaea, Pa., forward flipped in three 
straight baskets to all but break the 
backs of the visitors. 

There was more than one star for the 
Big Blue in this important conference 
contest though. The 6-5 center Decker 
turned in a superlative performance, 
grabbing eighteen rebounds and contrib- 
uting 21 points. Decker's battle under 
the boards was even more impressive due 
to the fact that the Mountaineer line-up 
boasted two players 6-10. 

Shabel and D'Emilio each tallied 
eleven. At the beginning of the second 
half, the visitors employed a zone defense, 
but Bradley countered by sending his set 
shot artist into the contest. Two long 
sets by Turner with one in between by 
Reigel broke the zone and the hopes of 
the West Virginians, who were third in 
the conference before their Durham trip. 

The next victims for the red-hot Blue 
Devils were their arch rivals, the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina Tarheels. Prior 
to the game, Frank MeGuire's charges 
were perched on top of the conference 
ladder, and the win took on a double 
significance. Janieki, recovering from 
a mild slump, burned the cords for 24 
points as 5,000 stunned UNC fans sat be- 
wildered in Woollen Gymnasium. 

Duke trailed by ten points in the 
second quarter, but they found themselves 
just before intermission and left the court 
trailing by three points. The contest see- 
sawed during the third period. As the 
last quarter began Lacy and Janieki hit 
three free shots, but Carolina forward 
Jerry Vayda hit a jump shot to tie the 
count at 69 all. D'Emilio stole the ball 
from Al Lifson and hit a lay-up, and the 
winners were never again headed. Nu- 
merous fouls and the resulting trips to 
the free throw line dominated the re- 
mainder of the rough game. The 95-89 
win taught Carolina Coach McGuire, a 
newcomer to the Big Four, a valuable 
lesson. He had just stated that his team 
did not plan to lose anymore on its 
home court, but no one can predict North 
Carolina basketball. 

D'Emilio tallied fifteen points and 
played a superb defensive game. Reigel 
got thirteen before fouling out in the 
third quarter. 

D'Emilio turned in the best game of 
his Duke career, scoring 30 points and 


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leading- the Devils to an 83-80 win over 
the Colonials of George Washington. 
This victory also was made even sweeter 
by the fact that it was ample revenge 
for a 113-87 defeat administered earlier 
in the season in Washington. Joe Holup 
turned in an outstanding performance in 
a losing cause by controlling the rebounds, 
until he was hampered with four fouls, 
and scoring 29 markers. 

Possessing a seven point spread with 
two and a half minutes left, the locals 
almost lost the game. GW pulled to 
within a point of the fading Dukes, but, 
with less than a minute left, the freeze 
was broken when a Colonial fouled Bel- 
mont. The diminutive guard sank both 
charity tosses, and the victory was as- 

Duke won the game with 31 of 35 free 
throws, although being outscored from 
the floor 30 to 26. 

Reigel was runner-up to D'Emilio with 

Going into the contest, GW led the na- 
tion in team scoring with an average 
close to 90 points per game. 

The Streak Halted 

William and Mary's Indians rose from 
the depths of the second division of the 
conference race to hand the Blue Devils 
an 85-82 overtime defeat. The defeat 
brought the end to a nine game winning 
streak. Duke's last loss was before the 
overtime tussel came at the hands of 
N. C. State here January 10. 

D'Emilio, dependable guard, was forced 
to view the contest from the sidelines be- 
cause of a foot injury, but this was not 
the reason for the defeat. The Indians 
were red hot, hitting 25 of 53 shots from 
the floor; this phenomenal accuracy 
proved to be too much for the hustling' 

Janicki with 22 points and Belmont 
with 17 paced the Blue Devil offense. 
Bill Reigel contributed 15, and reserve 
guard Turner almost pulled the game out 
of the fire with five long sets, most of 
which came in the crucial closing- moments 
of the regulation time. 

The Indians led 45-33 at intermission. 

Janicki paced the Big Blue to a 98-68 
rebound win over the hapless Gamecocks 
from South Carolina. 

D'Emilio sat out his second straight 
game, but his scoring punch was made 
up for by Mayer and Decker, who tallied 
17 and 14 points respectively. 

Coach Bradley's charges enjoyed their 
best accuracy of the season from the floor 
with 45%, but the game was decided in 
(Continued on page 91) 

Coach Hal Bradley (far right) is shown using the blackboard and a piece of 
chalk to demonstrate to his Blue Devil cagers how ball games can be won. 
Wining 11 out of 12 games after exams, nine of them in a row, the boys 
demonstrated that Coach Bradley's lessons were effective. Players in the 
photo, left to right, are Rudy D'Emilio, Marv Decker, Joe Belmont, Ronnie 
Mayer, Fred Shabel, Bernie Janicki, Hal Turner, and Bill Reigel. 

It is a fruitless task to attempt to single out any one or two members of the 
blazing 1952-53 squad as stars. As the coach has repeatedly said, team play 
has been the telling factor. But two men who have contributed greatly 
to the late season win-streak are Bill Reigel (left), sophomore from Monaea, 
Pa., who suddenly found the scoring range to become the second Duke player 
ever to hit 30 points in a single game; and Freddie Shabel (right), junior 
from Union City, N. J., whose spirited floor play gave the team a needed 
spark. Both D'Emilo and Janicki have scored 30 points in a game. 

March, 1953 


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1. Linda Leslie Spears. Sally McWhorter Spears '50. Marshall T. 
Spears, Jr. '47. Durham, N. C. Estelle Flowers Spears (Mrs. M. 
T.) '14, Grandmother. 

2. Tommy Lowry. Marian Pecot Lowrv, B.S. '48. William J. Lowry 
'47, LL.B. '49. Columbus. Ohio. 

3. Alice Catherine Hobbs. R. Thomas Hobbs '42. Hopewell, Va. 
Dr. A. J. Hobbs, Jr. '19. Grandfather. 

4. Charles McEwen. Noble R. MeEwen, A.M. '30, Ph.D. '41. Ash- 
land, Va. 

5. Anne Lvper. Raymond Luper. Anne Hillman Luper '45. R. E. 
(Buddy) Luper '47. Fayetteville, N. C. Estelle Warlick Hillman 
(Mrs. E. L.) '20, Grandmother. 

6. Joe Wright. Chris Wright. Elizabeth Woolfolk Wright (Mrs. H. 
W.) '38. Evanston, 111. 

7. Virginia Vincent Underwood. Robert Marshall Underwood. 
Samuel B. Underwood, Jr. '31. Alma Wyche Underwood '30. 
Greenville. N. C. 

8. Sally Heller. Martha Heller. Judy Heller, Lois Donehoo 
Heller '41. Robert C. Heller, B.S. '40, M.F. '41. Silver Spring, Md. 

9. Maky- Elizabeth Smith. Edward Walter Smith. Kathryn 
Louise Smith. Lucia Walker Smith '37. Rev. E. Walter 
Smith '36. Los Angeles, Calif. 

10. Nancy Way. Carolyn Way. Ruth Kansteiner Way (Mrs. R. H.) 
'45. Stanhope, N. J. 


Charlotte Corbin, '35, Editor 


Alton G. Campbell '44, Pittsboro, N. C. 
Thomas R. (Tebo) Howerton '43, Southern 

Arthur J. MeGrane B.S.C.E. '43, Winston- 
Rosalie Williams MeGrane (Mrs. A. J.) '43, 

George B. Ehlhardt B.D. '46, Washington, 

D. C. 
Prank L. Messick '37, Bloxam, Va. 
Charles W. Gorton '34, Providence, B. I. 
Harry H. Smith '52, St. Michaels, Md. 
Robert W. Black, Jr. '54, Ft. Jackson, S. C. 
Tina Pussell Wilson (Mrs. L. A.) '21, Rose 

Hill, N. C. 
William H. Tate '34, Washington, D. C. 
John W. Stone '51, Durham. 
Pamela Cherry '52, Durham. 
Lucile Bullard Belk (Mrs. Henry) '16, 

Robert M. Bird '34, B.D. '36, Concord. 
John Minter '33, Raleigh. 
Marjorie Glasson Ross (Mrs. Norman) '33, 

Sally McWhorter Spears (Mrs. M. T., Jr.) 

'50, Durham. 
Irving E. Allen '17, Durham. 
H. Carson West '17, Raleigh. 
Kathleen Hamlin Watkins (Mrs. R. H.) 

'18, Durham. 
Floyd C. Caveness '18, Greensboro. 
Florine Lewter '19, Durham. 


Classes having reunions at Commence- 
ment, 1953, are as follows: '03, Golden An- 
niversary: '17; '18; '19; '20; '28, Silver 
Anniversary; '32; '33; '34; '43, Tenth Tear 

'25 — 

President: Marshall I. Pickens 
L. QUINCY MUMFORD '25, A.M. '28, head 
of the Cleveland Library resides at 14565 
Drexmore Rd., Shaker Heights, Cleveland, 

'28 - 

Silver Anniversary: Commencement, 1953 
President: Robert L. Hatcher 
W. ED AUSTIN of 222 Daeian Avenue, Dur- 
ham, is an accountant with Poole's Frozen 
Foods, Butner, N. C. He and his wife have 
three children; Billy, aged six, Martha Ann, 
aged five, and Joan Marie, aged one year. 
MARION LEE BARFIELD, who lives at 
315 Avenue C, New Bern, N. C, is super- 
intendent of the Cherry Point Branch of the 
New Bern Post Office. He and his wife 
have three children: William M., aged 20; 

Edna Taylor Poindexter (Mrs. C. C.) '17, 

Bernice Rose '20, Durham. 

D. L. Boone, Jr. '32, Durham. 

George W. Oldham '32, Durham. 

John D. Minter '33, Raleigh. 

Dorothy Newsom Rankin (Mrs. R. S.) '33, 

W. Casper Holroyd '48, Raleigh. 

Coma Cole Willard (Mrs. Walter B.) '22, 

Mary Anna Howard '30, Durham. 

Charles B. Falls '28, Gastonia. 

Mary Glasson Brinn (Mrs. T. P.) '28, Hert- 

Joseph M. Hunt '28, Greensboro. 

C. G. (Cocky) Bennett '28, Durham. 

Nellie Scoggins Germino (Mrs. Dante) '28, 

Cary C. Cole '28, Durham. 

Laura Deaton Ratchford (Mrs. B. U.) '28, 

B. J. Culbreth Rose (Mrs. T. W.) '48, Fa- 

Alex B. McFadden '50, Charlotte 

Virginia Hay Anderson (Mrs. Robert) '51, 
Port Deposit, Md. 

Robert Anderson '51, Port Deposit, Md. 

Clares F. Blanchard '45, LL.B. '50, Raleigh. 

Daniel M. Williams Jr. '48, LL.B. '50, Dur- 

Ruth Irene, aged 16; and Virginia Lee, 
aged 12. 

of 2509 Wake Drive, Raleigh, N. C, teaches 
at Lewis School in Raleigh. 

J. C. HORTON BURCH '28, A.M. '29, Ph.D. 
'33, who lives at 2555 Briarcliff Road, N.E., 
Atlanta, Ga., is dean of the School of Gen- 
eral Studies and Associate Professor of 
English at the Atlanta Division of the Uni- 
versity of Georgia. He and his wife have 
three children, Nancy Jane, aged six, Jim- 
my (J. C. H. B., Jr.) aged three, and Susan 
Kathleen, aged one year. 

Third Avenue, Gastonia, N. 0., is a secretary 
with Gray & Daniel, Inc. in Gastonia. 

G.) lives with her husband and two chil- 
dren, Barbara and Clayton Graham, Jr. at 
410 Elmwood Avenue, Lynchburg, Va. 

GEORGIA ANNA COUCH, a librarian at 
Temple University Library, lives at 1917 N. 
Park Avenue, Philadelphia 22, Pa. 

W. BEATTY FARR, JR. of 2001 Madison 
Avenue, Greensboro, N. C, deals in whole- 
sale furniture with W. B. Farr and Sons, 
High Point, N. C. He and his wife have 

two children, Lina Hendley, aged 15, and 
Kate Robinson, aged 11. 

RY) teaches French and English in 
Plymouth, N. C. She and her husband have 
one son, Harry, Jr., aged five. 

RAY WELDON HOUSE '28, M.Ed. '31, of 
911 South Street, Monroe, N. C, is secre- 
tary-treasurer of Monroe Lumber Company. 
He and his wife have three children, David, 
Donald, and Martha. 

DR. ALFRED A. KENT, JR., is a general 
practitioner in Granite Falls, N. C. He is 
a member of Caldwell County Board of 
Health, Granite Falls Chamber of Commerce 
and the Methodist Church. He and his wife 
have four children: Annie Hellen, aged 19; 
Mildred Elizabeth, aged 13; Evelyn Bell, 
aged eight; and Sarah Olivia, aged seven. 
WILLIAM L.) lives at Pittsboro, N. C. 
She and her husband have one son, William 
Lord IV, aged 22. 

GLENN), who lives in Galax, Va., has two 
children, John Glenn, aged 16, and Robert 
Stephen, aged 13. 

NOREEN M. QUERN makes her home at 
1930 Harris Road, Charlotte, N. C, where 
she has a position as interviewer for the 
Employment Security Commission. 
DR. ROBERT J. RUARK lives 'at 3132 
Sussex Road, R-aleigh, N. C, where he is a 
practicing physician. He and his wife have 
two children, Nancy, aged five, and John 
Robert, aged one year. 

GUY H. SIMPSON, JR., of 2304 Princess 
Ann Road, Greensboro, N. C, is president 
of Riser Printing Company there. He is 
also active in civic organizations. 
wick Jewelers in Greenville, S. C, where his 
address is 203 N. Main Street. He has one 
son, Ollie Macon, Jr., aged 20. 
WILLIAM M. SPEED of 1008 Lamond 
Avenue, Durham, is a salesman for Austin- 
Heaton Company, flour manufacturers. 

GLENN STONER, SR., LL.B. '31, live at 
512 Fairview Drive, Lexington, N. C, where 
he is ■ an attorney with Stoner and Wilson. 
They have four children : Betsy Bright, aged 
20; Paul Glenn, Jr., aged 14, Frank Lee, 
aged seven; and Mary Roberts, aged two. 

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President: Edwin S. Yarbrough, Jr. 
E. CRUTE. JR., who were married on Aug. 
11, 1952, in Fernandina Beach, Fla., make 
their home in Wilson, N. C. 

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Next Reunion: Commencement 1953 
President: R. D. (Shank) Warwick 
P. 0. (KIDD) BREWER of Raleigh, N. C., 
has bought "Raleigh Roundup," a political 
column, now known as "Kidd Brewer's Ra- 
leigh Roundup." Mrs. Brewer is the former 
R. E. (DICK) JORDAN of Nags Head, 
N. C, was recently named manager of "The 
Lost Colony" by the Roanoke Island His- 
torical Association. At present he is a tele- 
vision singer-pianist with his own program, 
and owns and operates the Jordan Concrete 
Products Company at Nags Head. 
R. D. (SHANK) WARWICK, president of 
the Class of '32, is the newly elected presi- 
dent of the North Carolina Association of 
Chamber of Commerce Executives. Last 
year "Shank" was president of the South- 
eastern States Institute of Chamber of Com- 
merce Managers which is held annually at 
Chapel Hill in June. He received his early 
training in Chamber of Commerce work as 
assistant manager of the Winston-Salem, 
N. C, Chamber and moved out to take a 
Chamber of his own in Statesville, N. O, in 
1948. His address is Statesville Chamber 
of Commerce, Statesville. 


President: Larry E. Bagwell 
ALTON L. BLAKESLEE, a science re- 
porter for the Associated Press, recently 
won a $1,000 award for science writing. His 
prize-winning project was a series of four 
articles based on a visit last summer to the 
Jackson Memorial Laboratory at Bar Har- 
bor, Me., in which he reported in detail on 
promising and vital research at the lab- 
oratory. Mr. and Mrs. Blakeslee and their 
two children reside in Port Washington, 
N. Y. 


President: Frank J. Sizemore 
Ph.D. '39, M.D. '50 recently received an 
appointment, on a voluntary basis, to the 
medical school of Emory University. His 
address is Box 3242, Grady Hospital, At- 
lanta, Ga. 

The address of BETTY BRILL HILL 
(MRS. EDWARD C.) and Mr. Hill is Box 
255, Ramey Air Eorce Base, Puerto Rico. 
ROBERT T. HOYLE of 260 South Main 
Street, Davidson, N. C, has been appointed 
a Justice of the Peace by the governor of 
North Carolina. He is a partner in the 
Cathey-Hoyle Euneral Home in Davidson, 
and is also a licensed insurance agent, un- 
derwriting all kinds of insurance. 

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offices at 40 Wall Street, New York, N. Y., 
and lives at 149 East 72nd Street there. 
JOSEPH M. LESKO M.D. is a practicing 
neuro-psychiatrist with offices in the Medical 
Building, Bridgeport, Conn. He, his wife, 
and four children live on Sunset Hill Road, 
Redding Ridge, Conn. 

MARY WHYTE STOCKS '41 live at 5433 
Woodcrest Drive, Minneapolis 10, Minn., 
where he has been promoted to general 
traffic manager for Northwestern Bell Tele- 
phone Company. 


President : Edmund S. Swindell, Jr. 
and DAN O. SHACKELFORD '41 of 120 
Henderson St., Raleigh, N. O, announce the 
birth of a daughter, Lynne Piper, on Jan. 

SIDNEY L. TRUESDALE '39, LL.B. '47 is 
a lawyer with Robinson & Truesdale, Can- 
ton, N. O, where his address is Boxwood 


President: John D. MacLauchlan 
HERBERT JAFFEY works with 20th Cen- 
tury-Fox International Film Corp. in New 
York, N. Y., where his home is at 400 E. 
59th Street. 

The address of MAJOR ROBERT R. 
SMITH '40, A.M. '41, an historian in the 
Historical Division of the War Department, 
Washington, D. O, and a part-time farmer, 
is Box 79, Route 3, Herndon, Va. He has 
one year-old son. 


President: Russell Y. Cooke 
WILLIAM B. LANDIS, JR., is a lawyer 
with Mudge, Stern, Williams & Tucker, with 

President: Andrew L. Ducker, Jr. 
THOMAS W. COWDRICK, who lives at 42 
Rancocos Drive, Governor Francis Farms, 
Warwick, R. I., is district sales manager for 
U. S. Gypsum Company in Providence, R. I. 
the brokerage department of Cushman & 
Wakefield, Inc., with offices at 281 Madison 
Avenue, New York 17, N. Y. 
EDWARD L. FIKE, formerly director of 
the Duke Bureau of Public Information, has 
joined the staff of the Evening Telegram, 
Rocky Mount, N. C, as Sunday editor. He 
also has additional duties witji the Telegram 
and with Radio Stations WCEC and WFMA. 
WARREN F. LUCHANS B.S.E.E. '42 live 
at 89 Honour Circle, N. W., Atlanta, Ga., 
where he is operational manager for 
Georgia distributor of General Electric ap- 
pliances. He just completed a 21-month 
tour as a major with the United States Air 

FRANCES NABERS was married to Major 
Charles L. Helms on Dec. 13, in a ceremony 
at Tengan Army Chapel, Tengan, Okinawa. 
Major Helms is a. graduate of Clemson Col- 
lege. They make their home at Machinato, 



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grade teacher at the East Tennessee State 
College Training School, is teaching this 
year at the Elinira Satvzia School and 
Varnalek College for Girls in Cairo, Egypt, 
under a Fulbright Scholarship Teaching 
Award. In 1947 she was an exchange teach- 
er under the Fulbright Plan at Forfar, 

(MRS. HARVEY T.) and Mr. Skaggs 
announce the birth of their second son, 
Brady Kenyon, Nov. 29, 1952. The family 
makes their home at 4774 Apache Avenue, 
Jacksonville 5, Fla. 

(MRS. R, A.) lives at 3508 O Street, N. W., 
Washington 7, D. C. She has a position as 
head of Management Engineering for the 
National Security Agency and Mr. Soder- 
berg is associated (vith I. B. M. 

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President: Roger L. Marshall 
JOSEPH), Mr. Glasser, Billy 6, and Jeff 3, 
live at 17 Robinhood Road, Natiek, Mass. 
She writes that she belongs to the "League 
of Women Voters" and that she and Mr. 
Glasser attend adult education courses at 
Brandeis University. 

J. ROY HEGE, JR. B.S.M., M.D. practices 
internal medicine at the Hollywood Clinic, 
Hollywood, Fla., and lives at 1050 Jefferson 

On January 1 WARREN H. POPE became 
Assistant Manager for branches of Chase 
National Bank in Puerto Rico. His address 
is in care of the bank, Santurce, P. R. 

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Tenth Year Reunion: Commencement, 1953 

President : Thomas R. Howerton 
B.S.N'., who returned from Honolulu, T. H., 
in September, is a nurse for PAUL E. 
SIMPSON '37, M.D. '40, Raleigh, N. C, and 
lives at 914% Vance Street in Raleigh. 
RUSSELL C. DECKERT M.F. has been ap- 
pointed industry specialist in forest utiliza- 
tion at State University of New York Col- 
lege of Forestry at Syracuse, N. Y. 
WILLIAM H. GATLING of 416 Pembroke 
Avenue, Apt. A, Norfolk, Va., have a daugh- 
ter, Lydia Hutchings, born Dec. 6. A spe- 
cial representative for Jefferson Standard 
Life Insurance Co., Mr. Gatling is a member 
of the Million Dollar Round Table, and last 
year attained eighth place among all com- 
pany representatives in the country. 
LEO J.) and her husband live at 1108 C 
Brackenridge Apts., Lake Austin Boulevard, 
Austin 3, Tex., while she is a part-time secre- 
tary and he works toward his Ph.D. degree 
in chemical engineering. 
'49, Ph.D. '52 is a physicist in the explosives 

department of E. I. Dupont DeNemours 
Company, Wilmington, Del. His address is 
1530 Seton Drive, Wilmington. 
CABTEE W. HOWELL M.D. lives at 1926 
Penn Avenue, So., Minneapolis, Minn., where 
he is a surgeon with offices at 351 Medical 
Arts Building. 

Dr. and MBS. WALTEB B. NEILL, of 818 
Louise Circle, Poplar Apts., Durham, have 
announced the birth of a second son, Walter 
Ridgway, Jr., on Nov. 8. Mrs. Neill, the 
former Dr. KABLEEN COOPER, was pres- 
ident of the Women's Student Government 
Association her senior year. 
A daughter, Lynn Noble Bice, was born to 
E. BICE B.D. on Jan. 4. While he is a 
chaplain in the United States Army, they 
live at 1913 Davis Avenue, Anniston, Ala. 
'47 and Mrs. Troxell, 624 Armstrong Ave., 
Ft. Collins, Colo., announce the arrival of a 
daughter, Buth Marguerite, on Nov. 24. 
They also have two sons. 


President: Matthew S. (Sandy) Bae 
position of sales representative with Johns- 
Manville Sales Corp. in East Orange, N. J. 
He, his wife, and son, James David, born 
May 5, 1952, live at 64D Linden Avenue, 
Springfield, N. J. 
EOBEET W. DAWSON of 2 Plymouth 

Circle, Asheville, N. C, is a salesman for 
E. J. Beynolds Tobacco Company. He is 
married and has three children; B. W., Jr., 
Sara Diane, and Howard Alexander. 
birth of a daughter, DeLane, on Dec. 16. 
Their address is 6th M. C. Res. Dist. 
Hdqtrs., 50 7th Street, N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 
BETTY B, STBIBLING works with the 
United States Government in Vienna, 
Austria, and her address is S-3, Hdqtrs. 
7690, APO 777, c/o Postmaster, New York, 
N. Y. 

lives at 11 Harcourt Drive, Greenville, S. O, 
is a radiologist at the General Hospital 
there. He and his wife have one child, 
Marguerite Carlton, whose grandmother is 
(MBS. Z. L.) '20, of Oak Bidge, N. C. 
LEWIS H. WILSON, JR., B.S.M.E. is an 
aeronautical engineer with Pan American 
World Airways, Miami, Fla., and lives at 
510 Nightingale Drive, Miami Springs. 
'49 of Fremont, N. O, is claims investigator 
with Travelers Insurance Company there. 


President: Charles B. Markham, Jr. 
GILEEATH G. ADAMS, JB.. '45, B.D. '48 
and Mrs. Adams have a daughter, Beatha 
Faye, born on Dee. 4. Mr. Adams is pastor 

of Memorial Methodist Church, Kannapolis, 

N. C. 

Doyle moved to 8 Glenalmond House, Manor 
Fields, Putney S. W. 15, London, England, 
in April, 1952. Late this summer they ex- 
pect to go to their home in Connecticut 
for a few weeks and then to Australia for 
at least two years. 

The address of ETHEL BUPPENTHAL 
GITLIN '45, M.E.E. '47 and EMANUEL 
GITLIN B.D. '46 is e/o St. John's Method- 
ist Church, Kingshighway and Washington 
Boulevard, St. Louis 8, Mo. 
GEOEGE M. IVEY, JR., who lives at 2030 
Hastings Drive, Charlotte, N. C, is with J. 
B. Ivey and Company there. 
Miss Martha Mann Denny, a graduate of 
Converse College, was married to BOBEBT 
VEBNON JETEB '45, M.D. '52 on Jan. 3, 
in Bethel Methodist Church, Boseboro, N. C. 
He is now interning at Watts Hopsital in 
Durham. They are residing in University 

ABTHUB P. LEONABD, who lives at 1600 
Pratt Street, Dallas 8, Tex., is a business 
specialist for the U. S. Department of Com- 
merce. He was married to Miss Wanda 
Claire Holt of Miami, Fla., in June 1951, 
and they now have a sou, Frank Anderson 
Leonard II, born Aug. 24, 1952. 
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State Teachers College in Florence, Ala. 
ADELLA M. SMITH E.N., who was married 

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to George Ottis Clifton on Nov. 29, now 
lives at 3943 Chamberlayn Avenue, Apt. 3, 
Richmond, Va. Mr. Clifton is a graduate 
of the University of Pittsburgh. 

THOMAS) and her husband announce the 
birth of a daughter, Elizabeth Berry, on 
Dec. 3. While Lieutenant Tayloe is on sea 
duty, she and the three children are staying 
with her parents in Warrenton, N. C. 

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President: Philip G. Dibble 
J.) and Mr. Connor have announced the 
birth of a a daughter, Suzanne Catherine, 
on Oct. 8. The family lives at 205-06 42nd 
Avenue, Bayside, Long Island, N. Y. 

PETER B. DeWITT teaches at Cranbrook 
School, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. 

EMRY C. GREEN, JR., and his wife have 
a daughter, Nancy, born on Dec. 11. The 
family lives at C-4, Country Club Apts., 
Greensboro, N. G, where he is associated 
with his father in business. 

FRANK LOVE, JR. has assumed his duties 
as Director of Music at Fairmont Methodist 
Church, Raleigh, N. C, where he lives at 
407 Chamberlain Street. 

CLAUDE, JR.) 221 Eden Terrace, Winston- 
Salem, N. C, is assistant resident in pa- 
thology at N. C. Baptist Hospital. 

is an instructor in mine warfare at Naval 
Schools, Yorktown, Va. 

HUBBERT L. O'BRIEN has been awarded 
the Pi Tau Sigma gold medal as "the most 
outstanding American mechanical engineer'' 
of the 1942-52 decade. He, his wife, and 
three children, Brandford, Lynn, and Chris- 
topher, live in the 4100 block, Groveland 
Avenue, Baltimore, Md. 

ED PENICK is stationed at the Naval Gun 
Factory, Washington, D. C, where is in the 
Dental Detachment. 

lieutenant in the United States Navy, lives 
at 8003 Paseo Del Ocaso, La Jolla, Calif. 
He and his wife have a little girl, Mele 

JOHN PROESCHEL, JR. and his wife have 
two children, Katherine Suzanne, aged one 
year, and Donald Morris, born Nov. 19. He 
is an assistant supply officer in the United 
States Navy, his address being U. S. S. Al- 
bany (CA123), c/o FPO, New York, N. Y. 
His family is at Apt. 2, 3636 Douglas Road, 
Toledo, Ohio. 

IP M. WOOLLEY B.S. '46, B.S.E.E. '48, 
and their young son, Kevin, live at 810 
Chambers Drive. Bloomington, Ind. Mr. 
Woolley is resident engineer for R.C.A., com- 
mercial television. 


Duke Alumni Register 


President: John S. Lanahan 
The new address of LUCILLE PROCTOR 
C. AYCOCK, JR. is 1122 Broadway, New 
Orleans 18, La., where he is chaplain to 
Episcopal students at Tulane University and 
Sophie Newcombe College. They were 
formerly residents of Rosemont, Pa. 
LOU BELLO of 4200 Reavis Eoad, Raleigh, 
N. C, have announced the birth of a daugh- 
ter, Susan Elizabeth, on Dee. 17. They 
have two other children, Tom and Gerry. 
BROOKS '48 give as their address Burling- 
ton Mills Corp., Box LI, Greensboro, N. C. 
She is a legal secretary and he is assistant 
office manager. 

ARTHUR P. COOLEY B.D. is pastor of 
McKendree Methodist Church, Norfolk, Va. 
He is married to the former CHARLOTTE 
THOMPSON, and they make their home 
at 2721 Somme Avenue in Norfolk. 
JAMES R. GARRETT A.M. '47, Ph.D. '50 
is professor of mathematics at Georgia 
Tech, his address being 652 Colliers Road, 
N. W., Atlanta, Ga. 

A. HANSON '47, M.D. '51 live at 222 Ash, 
Park Forest 111., where he is a resident 
pediatrician at the University of Chicago 
Clinics. They have one son, Jeffrey B., aged 
one year. 

PAUL J. MARCIKONIS M.ED., assistant 
professor at the Teachers College of Con- 
necticut, has been awarded the Ed.D. de- 
gree from New York University. He, his 
wife and two children make their home at 
16 Lewis Street, West Hartford, Conn. 
R. FRANKLIN POOLE, JR., M.D. live in 
Hot Springs, Ark., where Dr. Poole is a first 
lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps, sta- 
tioned at the Army-Navy Hospital. 
WILL COOPER POPE was married to Wil- 
liam Nicholson Creel, a graduate of the 
University of North Carolina, on Nov. 29, 
and they live at 309 South Wilson Avenue, 
Dunn, N. C. He is associated with the Gulf 
Oil Corporation Bulk and Distributing Plant 
in Dunn. Prior to her marriage Mrs. Creel 
was medical record librarian at Louise Ohici 
Memorial Hospital, Suffolk, Va. 
WILLIAM A. SMITH, who were married 
Sept. 18, 1951, live at 1515 Woodbine Court, 
Columbia, S. C. He is claims adjuster for 
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Spar- 
tanburg, S. C. 

The address of DOROTHIE GENTNER 
Ala Wai Boulevard, Wakiki Beach, Hono- 
lulu, T. H. In addition to her duties as a 
housewife, she is also modeling. 


President: W. H. (Bakie) Palmer 
Place, Westfield, N. J., was married last 

summer to Miss Daphne Ann Mason. He 
works for Cluett and Peabody, New York 

TROY J. BARRETT B.D. is with the North 
Carolina Christian Advocate, Methodist pub- 
lication, and lives at 312 Jackson Street, 
Greensboro, N. C. 

ARCHIE I. BARRON, III has a position as 
assistant to the manager of Citizens and 
Southern National Bank of South Carolina 
in Columbia, S. C. 

ANNIE RUTH BRUTON R.N., lieutenant, 
junior grade, United States Navy Nurse 
Corps, became the bride of Captain John 
Cherrington Mcintosh, United States Ma- 
rine Corps, on Dec. 14 in the Protestant 
Chapel at Camp Lejeune, N. C. Captain 
Mcintosh is a graduate of the University 
of Iowa. They are residing in Jacksonville, 
N. C. 

ROBERT J.) and her husband, who live at 
411 5th Avenue, Columbia, Tenn., have four 

Miss Barbara Jean McLane was married to 
at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Charlotte, 
N. C. They make their home at 1622 B 
Murdock Road, Charlotte. 

Miss Estelle Devereux Freeland was married 
14 in Chapel Hill Baptist Church, Chapel 
Hill, N. C. A graduate of Elon College, 
Mrs. Langen has been employed by the de- 
partment of labor, Raleigh, N. C, for the 
past nine months. The couple live on Hills- 
boro Street in Chapel Hill, where he is work- 
ing toward a doctor's degree in psyehology 
at the University of North Carolina. 
ROBERT L. LOUCKS has the position of 
salesman for Economics Laboratories, Inc., 
his territory covering New England, New 
York, and Connecticut. He is married to 
the former Miss Betty Lyon Manson of 
Baltimore, and lives at Ridgecroft Apts., 
Building 5, 154 Martling Avenue, Tarry- 
town, N. Y. 

manager of the war materials department 
of American Car and Foundry Company, 30 
Church Street, New York, N. Y. 
to Lieutenant Lyle Deane Oder, USN, on 
Dec. 30. She and her husband, a graduate 
of the U. S. Naval Academy, live at 3133 
Connecticut Avenue, N. W., Apt. 109, Wash- 
ington 8, D. C. 

NATALIE SMITH A.M. of 205 Laprado 
Place, Birmingham, Ala., is in the legal 
counsel department of the German High 
Command office, Bonn, Germany. So far 
she has visited Switzerland, France, Norway, 
Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Holland, Belgi- 
um, Denmark, and Sweden. 
ASHER W. SWEENEY LL.B. and his fam- 
ily live in Yokohama, Japan, his address 
being Japan Procurement, 8139th A. V., 
APO 503, e/o Postmaster, San Francisco, 
Calif. He is in the purchasing and con- 
tracting section. 




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121 Cherokee Road, Chattanooga, Tenn. 

More and more families of Durham are 
selecting the Clyde Kelly church-like 
funeral chapel as their choice of places 
to hold funeral services. It is located on 
Broad Street. 

W. D. BEANHAM of Rocky Mount, N. C, 
received his commission as Second Lieuten- 
ant at Lackland Air Force Base, Tex., on 
Dec. 12. He is now at Information and 
Education School at Fort Slocum in New 


JR. live at 1120 Stony Point Boad, Santa 
Bosa, Calif., where he is a salesman for 
Wesson Oil-Snowdrift. They have one son, 
W. P. Guinee, III, born July 11, 1952. 

Soon after his ordination last year as a 
deacon of the Episcopal Church, LEWIS 
HODGKINS went to Ketchikan, Alaska, to 
become vicar of St. Elizabeth's Episcopal 
Church. He recently wrote that JOHN E. 
GBISSETT '47 arrived in Ketchikan last 
fall to be pastor of the Presbyterian church. 

21 at her home in La Grange, N. C. They 
make their home in Durham where he is in 
Duke Medical School and will receive his 
degree in June. 

Miss Mary Alan Moody was married to 
8 in Hayes Barton Methodist Church, Ba- 
leigh, N. C. A graduate of Peace College, 
Mrs. Morris has been associated with the 
N. C. State College business office for the 
past year and a half. Mr. Morris has a 
bachelor of science degree in civil engineer- 
ing from N. C. State College and will work 
at the E. I. Dupont plant in Kinston, N. C, 
when it opens. 

ried on Dec. 13 in Wyoming Presbyterian 
Church, Millburn, N. J. They make their 
home at 160 East 64th Street, New York, 
N. Y. 

FRANK) lives at 621 N. 6th Street, Para- 
gould, Ark., and has a ten-month-old daugh- 

BARBARA ANNE CLIXE '52 was married 
LL.B '52 on Jan. 17 in Freemason Street 
Baptist Church, Norfolk, Va. Bob is a lieu- 
tenant in the Fnited States Army. 
ERT LEE WARD are the proud parents of 
a son, Mark Robert, born Nov. 3. The 
family lives on Providence Road, Rt. No. 2, 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Miss Marilyn Jean Hoist, a graduate of 
Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, 111., was mar- 
ried to JOSEPH F. WELLS, B.S.E.E. on 
June 7, 1952, at Grace Evangelical Church, 
Chicago, 111. They live at 8227 S. Cornell 
Avenue, Chicago, where he is employed as 
maintenance engineer at the RCA Victor 
Recording Studios, Division of the Badio 
Corporation of America. 

JANET WESTBBOOK was married to El- 
more D. Blair on Sept. 13 in Hemlock 
Methodist Church in Nunda, N. Y., where 
they are residing. 

President : Henry O. Lineberger, Jr. 
NELLE BELLAMY A.M. '50, Ph.D. '52 
teaches in the high school at Big Stone 
Gap, Va. 

The address of KATHEYN TUTTLE 
BERGSTROM and Lieutenant JACK W. 
BEBGSTROM is A.P.O. 942, c/o Postmaster, 
Seattle, Wash., while he is fulfilling two 
years of duty as a personnel officer at Elm- 
endorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, Alaska. 
Greensboro, N. C, was married to Jack 
Wallace Japenga of Chicago, 111., in the 
chapel of Centenary Methodist Church, 
Greensboro on Nov. 2, 1952. They live 
in Durham where both are on the staff of 
Pediatrics Department of Duke Hospital. 
OTIS S. BOUWSMA LL.B. is on the faculty 
of Cumberland University, School of Law, 
Lebanon, Tenn. 

JAMES S. BYED '50, LL.B. '52 is associ- 
ated with the law firm of Turnbull and 
Senterfitt in Orlando, Fla., where he lives at 
1510 W. Washington Street. 
Atlantic Acceptance Corporation where he 
is a trainee for the management of a finance 
company, and lives at 713 Maupin Avenue, 
Salisbury, N. C. He was released from 
active duty with the United States Army in 
September, 1952. 

The permanent address of CLARK W. JEN- 
NINGS, JR., who is a third year medical 
student at Tulane University Medical 
School, New Orleans, La., is 1550 Via Tus- 
cany, Winter Park, Fla. He and his wife 
announce the birth of a son, William Scott, 
on Oct. 7. 

WILLIAM A. KEOUT of 1048 Eose Circle, 
Park Hills, Covington, Ky., has a position as 
an accountant for Industrial Food Service, 
a restaurant management concern, in Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio. He is also attending the 
University of Cincinnati evening college. 
gives his address as Headquarters 10th 
Air Force, e/o Statistical Services, Selfridge 
Air Force Base, Mich. In charge of his 
own unit which prepares reports and analy- 
sis on IBM Accounting Machines, he has 
six civilians, nine WAF's, and about 40 
airmen under him. 

ROBERT K. MITCHELL was released from 
active duty in the United States Navy on 
Sept. 20, after two years of service, part 
of it in the Far East. He is now with Sid- 
dell Studio, Raleigh, N. C, and his address 
is Box 182, Cary, N. C. 
ELIJAH F. MOOBE, JB., works as a credit 
analyst with the Trust Company of Georgia, 
Atlanta 2, Ga., and lives at 929 Church 
Street, Decatur, Ga. He graduated from 
Harvard Graduate School of Business Ad- 
ministration in June, 1952, receiving a 
Master's degree in Business Administration. 
discharged from the United States Army 
and is working for the DuPont Corporation 
in Wilmington, Del. Mail will reach him in 


Duke Alumni Register 

care of Mrs. D. Rosenberg, 25 Delavan Av- 
enue, Binghamton, N. Y. 

DACE SCARBOROUGH is a teacher and 
coach of football, basketball, and baseball 
at Guilford High School, Guilford College, 
N. C. He and his wife have a son, David 
K. Scarborough, Jr., born last September. 
STEWMAN '51 are the parents of a son, 
John Hayden, born Nov. 16, 1952. Lieu- 
tenant Stewman's address is USS Los An- 
geles (CA-135), c/o FPO, San Francisco, 



united in marriage to TOM ALFORD 
VESTAL on Jan. 6, in St. John's Methodist 
Church, Anderson, S. C. A graduate of 
the University of North Carolina, Mr. Vestal 
is a senior in Duke Medical School and 
will interne in Duke Hospital next year. 
They live in Alastair Court Apartments, 

in the United States Army, his address is 50 
Champion Terrace, Stratford, Conn. 

The address of JULIAN BROCK M.D. is 
South Main and Coastline Streets, Rocky 
Mount, N. C, where he has opened his 
office for the practice of medicine. 

ANN OLIVIA BULLOCK was married to 
Newell Edward Case, U. S. Navy Medical 
Corps, on Oct. 2, in Mullins, S. C. She at- 
tended Hardbarger's Business College and 
held a secretarial position with Remington 
Rand, Inc., Raleigh, N. O, prior to her mar- 

C. FOX B.S.E.E. live at 407 Lenox Avenue, 
Pittsburgh 21, Pa., where he is an electrical 
engineer with Westinghouse Electric Corp., 
Educational Center, Wilkinsburg, Pa. 

assistant professor of law at Creighton 
University, Omaha, Nebr., and lives at Coro- 
nado Apt. 46, 2204 Capitol Avenue, Omaha. 
VIRGINIA F. KNIGHT is now Mrs. Ron- 
ald V. Simpson and lives at 3705 Penning- 
ton Lane, Louisville 7, Ky. 

The new address of MARY HOOKS Mc- 
CREARY (MPS. H. S., JR.) B.S. is 1400 
Maple Drive, Pittsburgh 27, Pa. 
JAMES A. PARKER of Magnolia Avenue, 
General Delivery, St. Simons Island, Ga., has 
a position as forest engineer with Bruns- 
wick Pulp and Paper Company, Brunswick, 
Ga. He is married to Lela M. Payne, 
former physical education teacher at the 
Woman's College, Duke, and they have a 
daughter, Mellissa Anne, born July 11, 1952. 

The address of ENSIGN ROBERT T. 
(BOB) SILKETT is USS Fort Mandan 
(LSD-21), c/o FPO, New York, N. Y. In 
a recent tour of the Mediterranean he vis- 
ited ENSIGN AL RAYWID '52 on a near- 
by ship; also, he sees ENSIGN ROBERT 
E. YOUNG frequently. 

President: Richard J. Crowder 
The marriage of MARY ANN (MAC) 
SOGERS took place on Dec. 27 at the First 
Presbyterian Church in Durham. For the 
present their mail should be addressed to 
122 W. Trinity Avenue, Durham. 
FAY COBB and Lieutenant E. Joseph Cole 
were married on Aug. 16, and after a honey- 
moon in Bermuda, settled in Smyrna, Tenn., 
while he was stationed at Stewart Air Force 
Base, as they expected to be moved in De- 
cember, they are having their mail addressed 
to 235 Grand Boulevard, Park Ridge, 111. 
are now living near Charlotte, N. C, where 
he is serving as pastor of Harrison Method- 
ist Church in Mecklenburg County. Their 
address is Route 1, Pineville, N. C. 
Oct. 12, in San Francisco, Calif. They 
make their home at 226 Athol Street, Oak- 
land, Calif. 

Miss Betty Ray Tally became the bride of 
First Presbyterian Church, Laurinburg, 
N. C. After attending Coker College, Mrs. 
Earon held positions in Chapel Hill and at 
Duke. Blaine is employed by Easterby and 
Mumaw Steel Company in Charlotte. 
RUSSELL GOBBEL is attending Harvard 
Law School, where his address is Story 218, 
Cambridge 38, Mass. 

was married to Stanley Albert Brandiniore 
on Dec. 27. Their address is 223 Calabria 
Avenue, Alberta Apts. No. 7, Coral Gables, 
Fla., while Mr. Brandimore is an account- 
ing student at the University of Miami. 

who lives at 60 Ramsey Park, Rochester, 
N. Y., is a circuit designer with General 
Railway Signal Company in Rochester. 

GEORGE MEGILL B.D. and Mrs. Megill of 
406 Highland Avenue, Raleigh, N. C, an- 
nounce the birth of their second son, David 
Joseph, on Jan. 2. Mr. Megill is pastor of 
Westover-Pleasant Grove Charge near Ra- 
leigh. In September the Megills plan to 
attend the School of Missions in Hartford, 
Conn., and the following summer are sched- 
uled to leave for India, where they will be 

1663 Winter Drive, Savannah, Ga., is a 
mechanical engineer for Union Bag and 
Paper Corp. in the factory technical depart- 
ment, Savannah. 

HELEN LOUISE RUARK was married to 
Nicholas van Laer on Sept. 6, and lives 
at 203 Hawthorn Road, Baltimore 10, Md. 
She is a graduate student in geology at 
Johns Hopkins University, studying under 
an NSF Fellowship. Mr. van Laer, a grad- 
uate of St. Lawrence University, is an En- 
sign in the United States Navy. 
NORB F. SCHAEFER, JR., is connected 




with the Inland Container Corporation in 
Indianapolis, Ind., where his address is 6999 
N. Meridian. 

is practicing law with offices in the Jeffer- 
son Building, Greensboro, N. C. 
SHIRLEY MASON SMITH was married to 
J. IRVIN BOBBITT of Wilmington, N. C, 
on Dec. 20 in Central Methodist Church, 
Albemarle, N. C. They live at 82-30 138th 
Street, Kew Gardens, Long Island, N. Y., 
while he has a position with the American 
Can Company in New York City. 

The marriage of Miss Nancy Tilley to 
MICHAEL SOUCHAK took place on Dec. 
6 in the Immaculate Conception Church, 
Durham. Mike is a professional golfer, 
and for the present their address is 1106 
North Duke Street, Durham. 
WATKINS, JR., on Dee. 6 in St. Paul's 
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Columbia, Pa. 
She lives at Apt. No. 403 Ocean Avenue, 
Seal Beach, Calif., while he is on duty with 
the U. S. Navy in the Pacific. 
C. O, JR.) and her husband of Roxboro, 
N. C, have a one-year-old daughter, Bev- 
erly Ann. She is a caseworker with the 
local County Welfare Department. 



Dr. Leonidas Wakefield Crawford '98 
of 3619 Sperry Road, Nashville, Tenn., 
nationally known theological scholar and 
retired Peabody College professor and 
department head, died at his home Dec. 
10, after an illness of several months. 

Immediately after graduating from 
Trinity in 1S98, he taught English at 
Rutherford College, where he coached 
baseball and managed the school book 

After receiving his master's degree 
from Columbia University, Dr. Crawford 
taught at City College of New York, 
Sweet Briar College in Virginia, and 

March, 1953 


Emory College, Bristol, Ya. Then taking 
an interest in religious education lie took 
graduate work at Boston University, and 
completed work on his Ph.D. degree at 
Northwestern University in 1922, after 
joining the Vanderbilt University faculty 
in 1920. 

From 1920 through 1937 he was head 
of the department of religious education 
at Peabody", and served as professor of 
English and literature until his retire- 
ment in 1945. He was listed in "Who's 
Who in America." 

Dr. Crawford was author of a number 
of books as well as a frequent contributor 
to the public forum columns of The Nash- 
ville Tennessean. His most recent book, 
"Rivers of Water," was published last 

Survivors, in addition to his wife and 
son, include three grandchildren, a sister, 
and a brother. 

J. A. BEST '00 

J. A. Best '00 died at his home in Fre- 
mont, N. C, December 24, after several 
months of illness. 

Following his graduation from Trinity 
College he taught history in Durham High 
School before becoming associated with 
his father, G. D. Best, in the mercantile 
business in Fremont. 

Later he served 15 years each on the 
Fremont School Board, and the Wayne 
Board of Education, where he pioneered 
school consolidation. One of the first 
members of the Wayne Board of Welfare, 
he later served 15 years as county wel- 
fare superintendent. 

In 1939 he was elected president of 
the North Carolina Association of Super- 
intendents of Public Welfare. He had 
been a member of the State Confederate 
Pension Board, and a director of the 
N. C. Cotton Growers Association. 

Among his survivors is a daughter, 
Flora Best Bell (Mrs. Roy) '32, whose 
address is Box 145, Greenville, N. C. 


Rufus Guy Baldwin '06, of 912 Ma- 
toaka Street Norfolk, Ya., owner of Bald- 
win and Company, cotton brokers, died 
•January 14, following an illness of six 

After graduating from Trinity in 1906, 
Mr. Baldwin took a year of graduate 
work at Yale University. He had been 
active in the cotton business in Norfolk 
for the past 43 years. 

Active in civic and religious affairs in 
Norfolk, Mr. Baldwin was also a mem- 
ber of the Duke National Council. 

Among the survivors are his wife, one 
daughter, and three sons. 

The Rev. Odies Bartlette Williams '16 
of Hillsboro, N. C, retired Methodist min- 
ister succumbed January 19 after an ex- 
tended illness. 

Mr. Williams attended Moody Bible 
Institute of Chicago, 111., after which he 
served as pastor in Cross Anchor, S. C, 
Seattle, Wash., and eight North Carolina 
churches. He was a member of the 
American Legion and State Grange. 

He is survived by one daughter, four 
brothers, and three sisters. 


Dr. William Benson McCutcheon '19, 
well-known Durham surgeon, of 507 
Watts Street, Durham, succumbed from 
a heart attack February 8. 

Dr. McCutcheon completed his medical 
studies in 1921 at the Virginia Medical 
School and moved to Durham in 1924 to 
begin an independent practice of general 

He was a past officer of the Durham- 
Orange Medical Society and the North 
Carolina Surgical Club, was a member 
of the North Carolina State Medical So- 
ciety, and had been a fellow of the Ameri- 
can Medical College of Surgeons since 
1928. He had made many contributions 
to the literature of his profession. In 
addition, he was very active in the re- 
ligious and civic life of Durham. 

A member of the U. S. Army Reserve 
Corps, in 1942 he was called to active 
duty and stationed in England where he 
was promoted to colonel and served as 
head of the 101st General Army Hospital. 
He was released from active duty in Jan- 
uary, 1946. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived 
by one daughter, Julia McCutcheon 
Weaver (Mrs. L. Stacy, Jr.) '54, and one 
son. Dr. W. B.. McCutcheon, Jr. '47. 


Dr. Norman 0. Spikes '20, prominent 
Durham physician, died of pneumonia in 
Burlington, N. C, on January 30. 

After graduating from Trinity in 1920, 
Dr. Spikes graduated from the pre-medi- 
cal school at the University of North 
Carolina in 1922, and later obtained his 
medical education and degree at Jeffer- 
son Medical College in Philadelphia, Pa. 

Dr. Spikes began his practice in Dur- 
ham in 1926, but had been in ill health 
since the latter part of 1948 and had been 
unable to practice regularly since that 

Intensely interested in church missions, 
over a period of years he supported a 
medical missionary in foreign fields. He 
also rendered substantial financial as- 

sistance to students in theological and 
medical schools, and was a former trustee 
of Bowman Gray Baptist Hospital in 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Dr. Spikes was a member of Watts 
Street Baptist Church and at one time 
served on the church's Board of Deacons. 
He was also 'prominent in Durham's pro- 
fessional, civic, and fraternal life. 

He is survived by his mother, brother, 
wife, and three children. 


Dr. Robert Lee House '28, B.D. '30, of 
265 North Bennett Street, Southern Pines, 
N. C, pastor of the Church of Wide 
Fellowship, died suddenly January 20. 

After receiving his A.B. and B.D. de- 
grees from Duke, Dr. House studied at 
Union Theological Seminary in New 
York, and in 1950 received his doctor of 
divinity degree from Elon College, N. C. 

He was pastor of the First Congrega- 
tional Church in Newport News, Va., for 
five years, of First Christian Church in 
Portsmouth, Ya., for three years, and 
served in the First Congregational Church 
in Richmond, Va., for 10 years before 
going to Southern Pines in November, 

He served as editor of the Christian 
Sun for the past 12 years, was a trustee 
of Franklinton Center, Franklinton, N. 
G, and a trustee of the Southern Pines 
Library Board, and a member of the 
Sandhills Kiwanis Club. 

Among his survivors are his wife, a 
son, and two daughters. 


Robert Boyd Stith M.D. '35, prominent 
Florence, S. C, physician died February 
13 at his residence," 1402 West Palmetto 
Street, Florence. 

Dr. Stith specialized in internal medi- 
cine and had served one year of speciali- 
zation work in Bellevue Hospital, New 
York, N. Y. 

In 1936 Dr. Stith went to Florence 
where he remained until entering the 
armed service in 1942. Awarded the 
Silver Star for gallantry, he was captain 
in the 3Sth Evaculation Hospital in the 
African theatre. 

Dr. Stith returned to his practice in 
Florence in November, 1945. He was a 
member of the staff of the McLeod In- 
firmary, and a member and officer of 
various state and national medical associ- 
ations. In addition he was very active 
in church and civic affairs. 

Among his survivors are his wife, a 
son, and two daughters. 


Duke Alumni Register 

Finding Talents 

(Continued from page 69) 
lems to bring them to the attention of 
the counselor, and the counselor may fail 
to grasp that his client's difficulties may 
be more basic than educational and vo- 
cational. Secondly, some clients tend to 
rely upon all the counselor has to say as 
authoritative and final. As a consequence 
the counselor has to guard 'against in- 
jecting his own wishes and desires into 
student thinking. 

"In the last analysis a person's success 
and happiness depends upon the degree 
to which he has sufficient self -insight and 
self -acceptance to make wise decisions and 
to be master of his own destiny," Dr. 
Weitz states. 

"Counseling can help a person in 
achieving this state. It cannot perform 
miracles. A counselor can help by en- 
couraging the advisee to use effectively 
the resources he has, but he cannot sup- 
ply the resources." 

Students voluntarily seeking help make 
up the largest group of individuals that 
go to Duke's Bureau. Last year nearly 
300 students and 19 non-students received 
tests and counseling from the bureau. In 
addition, 609 students took 2858 indi- 
vidual tests, and 4007 students took vari- 
ous group tests. 

Although it is maintained chiefly for 
Duke students, who may avail them- 
selves of the service free of charge, the 
Bureau counsels some outside clients, 
charging them $20 to cover part of the 
cost. Because of the growing reputation 
of the Bureau, clients from throughout 
the South come to Duke for help with 
their problems. 

The Bureau also assists companies in 
employee selection by giving selected 
tests; either the firm's tests or standard 
tests. Other, companies send job-candi- 
dates to get the Bureau's analysis of 
them. When the number of applicants ex- 
ceed the number of jobs open, employ- 
ment testing is valuable in quickly identi- 
fying the best qualified people. 

Dr. Weitz has found that Duke alumni, 
mostly recent graduates who neglected to 
seek help while still in school, are begin- 
ning to come to the Bureau for counsel- 

In addition to counseling and testing 
services, the bureau conducts a constant 
program of research concerned with test- 
ing procedures, the accuracy and value 
of various tests, and evaluation tech- 
niques. This year, for example, the bu- 
reau issued a bulletin on test results to 
assist faculty members in making more 
effective use of freshmen placement tests. 


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Pictured above is an example of ad- 
visee profiles that are kept on file in 
the Bureau of Testing and Guidance. 
On the graph, lines extending to the 
right indicate above average abilities 
and those extending to the left indi- 
cate deficiencies. A careful examina- 
tion of the chart reveals that this par- 
ticular advisee, John Roe, shows more 
ability in fields such as engineering 
and mechanics than in liberal arts. 
After interpreting test results as 
shown on the profile, the counselor 
suggests some courses of action for 
further consideration bv the advisee. 

The Bureau of Testing and Guidance 
presents another way in which the Uni- 
versity expresses its concern for the aca- 
demic adjustment of each individual stu- 
dent. It is an integral part of tho pro- 
gram designed to help each student make 
the most effective use of his years on the 

Blue Devils 

(Continued from page 79) 
the rebound department where the Devils 
outrebounded the losers 58 to 33. 

Janicki's 30 point total marked the 
high spot of his Duke career, and, in gen- 
eral, he played his most outstanding 
game. He grabbed 16 rebounds. 

Duke scored its sixteenth victory of 
the season against seven defeats against 
Davidson College, 98-68. The game was 
the next to last on the schedule with only 
the Carolina game left. 

The win was all important in that it, 
coupled with Maryland's victory over 
George Washington assured the Dukes 
of one of the eight positions in the an- 
nual conference tournament to be played 
in Raleigh on March 5-7. It gave Duke 
an 11- 4 record in loop play. 

Five of the Blue Devils were in double 
figures in the lop-sided win. Sophomore 
forward Reigel led the way with IS, fol- 
lowed bv Janicki with 17. 

March, 19 S3 


Duke held a commanding lead in each 
of the first three periods, but in the final 
frame a total of 62 points were scored, 
32 by Duke. 

Duke University's basketball Blue 
Devils defeated their arch-rivals, the Car- 
olina Tarheels, 83-58, in the season's 
finale for both teams to clinch the State 
Title for the first time since 1946. 

The victory gave Duke sixth spot in the 
final conference standings. 

A slow first half produced a 30-30 
deadlock at intermission, but the Devils 
rebounded in the late stages of the third 
period to score 12 straight points while 
holding the visitors scoreless to ice the 
important decision. 

Bernie Janieki and Bill Reigel paced 
the offense with 23 and 19 points, re- 
spectively. Marv Decker turned in an ex- 
cellent game in the rebound department. 

Other Sports 

Through February the wrestling team 
of Coach Carmen Falcone had won five 
of seven matches, losing only to Navy 
(0-30) and to T.P.I. (8-17). ' 

The first three matches of the season 
saw the grapplers emerge victorious. 
They defeated Washington and Lee by 
the close margin of 14-13, TJ.N.C. by 20-6. 

and Davidson, 19-11. Then the strong 
Midshipmen ended the victory streak, and 
T.P.I, added another loss. The team 
came back to defeat X. C. State 18-12. 
and V.M.I. 15-13. 

Coach Jack Persons' swimmers began 
their season by dropping matches to 
U.X.C. (34-47)' and to X. C. State 
(26-59), both strong neighborhood rivals. 
The mermen came back, however, to take 
the next six matches without a setback. 
Thev out classed William and Mary, 
53-26, the Citadel. 43-41, V.M.I., 45-39, 
South Carolina, 44-40, Clemson, 49-34, 
and Georgia Tech, 43-41, for a current 
season's record of six wins and two losses. 


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^orth Carolina 

Three Americans in PARIS? Spring, 1919 


This student diary of Pan's in the Spring of 
1919 takes us an a nostalgic tour of Id 
Vilie Lumiere. From the museums fo the 
abattoirs de la rive gauche, from memorial 
ceremonies fo dance classes, we wander 
over Paris seeing the world's loveliest city 
through a young man's eyes. Sidney Alder- 
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Published at Durham, N. C, Ten Months a Year 
in the Interest of the University and the Alumni 


April, 1953 

No. 4 


Letters 94 

East and West 97 

The 1953 Commencement 99 

New Program for Nurses 100 

An African Field Trip 102 

From the Faculty 103 

Alumni Meetings 104 

Observations on Europe 105 

Blue Devil Teams 107 

The Sing's the Thing 108 

Photos of Area Meetings 110 

Sons and Daughters 112 

News of the Alumni 113 

Charles A. Dukes, 

Director, Alumni Affairs 

Editor Associate Editor 

Roger L. Marshall, '42 Anne Garrard, '25 

Assistant Editor Advertising Manager 

Mart A. Flanders, '52 Fred Whitener, '51 

Staff Photographer 
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The Duke University Alumni Register, founded in 1915, is pub- 
lished ten months in the year in January, February, March, 
April, May, June, September, October, November, and De- 

Entered as Second-Class Matter at the Post Office at 
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The Cover 

Dr. Robert S. Rankin, head of the Department of 
Political Science, stopped on the campus to discuss an 
assignment with Judy Lefever, sophomore from Columbus, 
Ohio, to provide our alert photographer with an unusual 
view of spring on the campus. The balmy days of March 
make it equally difficult for students and their teachers 
to tolerate the confines of a classroom that still contains 
winter's air. 

ZJke *bi%ectoXA /%) 

I overheard a conversation recently between two men. 
It went something like this : 

' ' John 's a high school senior this year ; but I don 't 
know where he is going to college. I would like to 
have him go to my Alma Mater, but don't want to put 
any pressure on him." 

The other man answered : 

"This has never been a problem at our house. 
Soon after Billy was born, I took him to our pastor 
and had him baptized. Later, each Sunday morning, 
Billy, Mary, Jimmie, my wife, and I would go to 
Sunday School and stay for church. Billy got the 
habit early and grew in appreciation of what the 
church meant to him and could mean to him through- 
out his entire life. 

"When Billy was just a few months old, we took 
him to see his doctor and it seems to me that he gave 
him a shot for everything under the sun. Every few 
months thereafter, we took him back to his doctor for 
a check-up. We followed this same schedule with his 
■ dentist. 

"When Billy was six years old, or thereabouts, we 
started him in school. We didn't ask him which school 
he wanted to go to because we figured he might say he 
didn't want to go to any and we thought it was best 
for him to have some kind cf education because he 
might need to know how to read and write later. 

"All during Billy's life, we had to keep advising 
him and set his feet on the proper path to keep him 
from making unwise decisions. Billy heard me talk 
about my Alma Mater. He heard me tell about the 
kind of courses offered, the kinds of professors we had 
and the contribution the institution was making. He 
went with me to visit the campus at least once every 
year of his life. We yelled together for the teams 
and we talked about the various research problems 
being- solved by the institution. When Billy was 
ready to go to college, he just automatically went to 
my Alma Mater. T didn't try to persuade him. He 
knew about it already, and he loved it, just as T did, 
before he ever attended a class on the campus. 

"Please don't misunderstand me — if Billy had had 
a special talent or had shown interest in a field in 
which my institution was not qualified to train him, 
he would have gone where he could have had the 
special training. But all things being equal, there 
wasn't any question about where my son was going to 

What about my son and yours? Will he know as 
much about our Alma Mater as he should when it comes 
time for him to decide where he is going? If not. have 
we been as good alumni as we should? Have we waited 
tco late to start telling o\ir children about Duke? 

" ' i ears 1 n.&i iVLaJke 
Us Wise" 

4/>n7 1943 

Climaxing the "Red, White, and 
Blue Carnival of Fun" on the last 
weekend of the month will be the May 
Day Formal and an informal dance 
entitled "Just One Big Cabin Party," 
on Friday and Saturday nights. The 
coronation of Nancy Wrenn as May 
Queen will highlight the formal dance. 

Duke's second wartime Red Cross 
water safety instructor's course will 
be started on the 28th, under the di- 
rection of Coach W. S. Persons. 

Question of the month : Will the 
faculty committee decide to keep the 
regular two-semester year for East 
Campus, or will it switch to three se- 
mesters. Sixteen hundred Navy men 
will begin the new three semester 
system July 1. 
April 1928 

Under the headline of "Gripes and 
Grievances from the Student Body," 
two pages of the April 18 issue of the 
Chronicle will contain, from all indi- 
cations, student complaints ranging 
from ice water to literature. 

The University Auditorium is getting 
a face lifting with new curtains and 
lighting equipment for the stage and 
additions to the interior decorations. 
It will be completed when the Taurian 
Players present the mystery drama, 
"Captain Applejack." 

Rehearsals are underway to bring 
to East Campus the Cheshire Cat, the 
Dodo, the March Hare, the Mad Hat- 
ter, the Dormouse, and Alice herself 
in the "Alice in Wonderland" May 
Day pageant. 

April 1903 

C. M. Lance '03 was injured re- 
cently when he stepped off an unpre- 
dictable street car. The vehicle was 
stationary when he stepped on to have 
a letter mailed. Unfortunately for 
Mr. Lance, the car had begun to move 
when he attempted to descend. He 
nearly has recovered from the rather 
severe injuries he received from the 
peculiar mishap. 

The Trinity College Glee Club will 
leave the 21st for a four-day trip 
through North Carolina. They plan 
to give performances at Thomasville, 
Concord, Winston-Salem, Salem Fe- 
male Academy, and Greensboro Female 

This year the baseball team came 
through with nine wins and Ave losses. 


Letters to the Editor are cordially invited, and 

as many as possible will be published each 

month. Address: The Editor, Duke Ahirnni 

Register, Duke Station, Durham, N. C. 

Richard L. Doyle B.S.M.E. '45 
8 Glenalmond House 
Manor Fields 
Putney S.W. 15 
London, England 

December 15, 1952 

It's been too long since I made a tangi- 
ble contribution to the future of Duke — 
therefore, the enclosed while I think of it. 

We returned to the U.S. from Aruba 
N.W.I, a little more than a year ago — - 
completed a new home in Connecticut 
April 1 of this year, and then came to 
England two weeks later. It appears that 
we'll be here for another eight or nine 
months. Late next summer we expect to 
go home for a few weeks and then go on 
to Australia. That assignment should last 
for at least two years, after which time 
we hope to live in the house in Connecti- 

If any Duke people are in this part of 
the world, we would welcome the opportu- 
nity to get in touch with them. 

Ainslie Palmer Toole (Mrs. Allan H., Jr.) 

South 927 Adams St. 
Spokane, Washington. 

January 12, 1953 

Thank you so much for your prompt 
answer to my letter in November. I was 
trying to get my address book up to date 
for Christmas cards and I really appreci- 
ate your help. Thanks to you, Allan and 
I may have a chance to see Emily Boone 
Ruch, '51, and her husband this spring; 
for in our exchange of cards we found out 
that they are planning a trip to Spokane 
this spring. It will be a great treat, 
(Continued on page 123) 

Calendar for April 

1. Baseball game. Lehigh University. 
Duke Park. 

2. Baseball game. Michigan State Uni- 
versity. Duke Park. 

3. Baseball game. Michigan State Uni- 
versity. Duke Park. 

4. Baseball game. Williams College 
Duke Park. 

6. Baseball game. Ohio University. 
Duke Park. 

7. Student Forum Lecture. Vincent 
Shean. 8:15-9:30 p.m. Woman's 
College Auditorium. 

9. Piano recital. Caroline Broun, stu- 
dent. 8:15 p.m. Asbury Building. 

9-11. French play. Department of Ro- 
mance Languages. 8 :15 p.m. Branson 

11. Baseball game. Wake Forest Col- 
lege. Duke Park. 

11. Coed Ball. Woman's College Gym- 

16. Arts Council Concert. 8 :15 p.m. 
Asbury Building. 

17. Duke Symphony Orchestra and Dur- 
ham Choral Society Concert. 8 :15. 
Woman's College Auditorium. 

17-19. Alumnae — Mother-Daughter Week 

18. Baseball game. Davidson College. 
Duke Park. 

18. Engineers' Dance. Woman's College 

20. Duke Film Society presentation, 
"Beauty and the Beast" (French film 
of Jean Cacteau). 7 p.m. 116 Chem- 
istry Building. 

21. Piano recital. Lydia Bernstein, stu- 
dent. Asbury Building. 

23-24. Hoof 'n' Horn Show. 8 :15 p.m. 

Page Auditorium. 
24-25. Shoe and Slipper Dances. Ray 

Anthony. Indoor Stadium. 
24-26. Joe College Week End. 

25. Baseball game. North Carolina State 
University. Duke Park. 

26. Senior piano recital. Pat Groome, 
student. 4 p.m. Asbury Building. 

28. Senior piano recital. Barbara Harter, 
student. 8 :15 p.m. . Asbury Build- 

30. Duke Symphony Orchestra Concert. 
8 :15 p.m. Woman's College Auditori- 


2. Baseball game. University of South 
Carolina. Duke Park. 

8. Baseball game. Wake Forest Col- 
lege. Duke Park. 

9. Baseball game. University of North 
Carolina. Duke Park. 

10. Voice recital. Students of James H. 
Wood. 4 p.m. Asbury Building. 


Duke Alumni Register 

Sometimes in a storage warehouse you'll find 


Jack reed sat down at the desk in the 
room he called his study, but which 
Nora called her sewing room and the 
children called their TV room. He looked 
at the telephone for a moment and then 
picked up the directory and began thumb- 
ing through it. 

There were some notes on his other desk 
down at the office which had been sitting 
there for days. "Please call Mr. Williams," 
one of them said. "Mr. Williams phoned 
again while you were out," said another. 

He hadn't called Bob Williams because 
— well, it hadn't seemed exactly urgent at 
the time. And he probably wouldn't be 
bothering about it now, either, except that 
earlier that evening he and Nora had gone 
to the inspection down at Drexel's Stor- 
age Warehouse. They had heard that 
there were some fine old clocks among the 
pieces to be auctioned off the next day, 
and Nora was anxious to see them. 

Old Mr. Drexel himself had met them 
and shown them around. Lined up along 
the walls ot the big, cold-looking room 
were some really fine things: furniture and 
lamps and clocks and china that had once 

belonged to someone, somewhere, who had 
shown excellent taste in their selection. 
Nora turned to Mr. Drexel and said, "Why 
are all those lovely things being sold?" 

Mr. Drexel shrugged. "To pay the back 
storage on them. Those things have been 
here tor many years. Belonged to a woman 
who used to live in town. She broke up her 
home after her husband died and left all 
the stuff here. She and the kids went back 
to her old home town. She was going to 
send tor it real soon, she said. But I guess 
shejust never got enough money to spare." 

Mr. Drexel looked up at the ceiling tor 
a few seconds and then said, "The bins 
and vaults upstairs are full of things like 
that. Busted hopes and broken dreams." 
He shrugged again as they started towards 
the door. "You get used to it after a 
while . . ." 

Jack hadn't been able to get that con- 
versation out ot his mind. He turned in 
his chair so he could look trom the study 
into the living room. Nora was curled in 
her favorite chair, surrounded by her own 
favorite things. The hands on the big old 
grandfather's clock said it was not quite 

ten o'clock. He picked up the phone and 
as he dialed Bob Williams' number he 
mapped out what he would say: 

"Hi, Bob! Sorry I didn't get around to 
calling you sooner, but I've been mighty 
busy lately. You know how it is. Anyway, 
I've been turning that recommendation 
of yours over in my mind — you know, 
about taking out another New York Lite 
policy — and I've decided that it might be 
a good idea after all. How about having 
lunch tomorrow and talking the whole 
thing over?" 

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the way of personal reward as life under- 
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theirs. If you would like to know more 
about a life insurance career, talk it over 
with the New York Life manager in your 
community— or write to the Home Office 
at the address below. 

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The Duke University Alumni Register 
= East and West = 

An Alumnae Occassion 

HP he University is looking forward to 
-*- welcoming back its alumnae on April 
17, 18, and 19 when they gather for the 
Tenth Annual Alumnae Week End. 

A program of unusual interest has been 
formulated. Participating will be faculty 
members, students, and a number of out- 
standing guests. Alumnae will have an 
opportunity to participate in discussions 
relating to current affairs, enjoy some top- 
notch entertainment, and visit the campus 
at the height of the spring season. 

This year alumnae will gather with 
mothers of current co-eds. since the Week 
End is being held, for the first time, in 
conjunction with the annual Mother- 
Daughter Week End. 

Programs have been mailed out to all 
former women students of the University, 
and a large number of them are expected 
to respond to the invitation that has been 
cordially extended. 

A New Trustee 

Richard E. Thigpex '22, president of 
the General Alumni Association for 
1952-53 and former Alumni Secretary of 
the University, was elected a member of 
the University Board of Trustees at a 
meeting of the body on February 25. 

A prominent North Carolina attorney, 
specializing in taxation, Mr. Thigpen re- 
sides in Charlotte. He is married to the 
former Dorathy F. Dotger '23 and has 
three children, all Duke alumni. They are 
Richard E., Jr., '51, Dorathy Thigpen El- 
liot (Mrs. Robert W.) '46', and Harriet 
Thigpen Stewart (Mrs. Ivy W., Jr.) '48. 

A native of Wilmington, X. C, Mr. 
Thigpen became Alumni Secretary of 
Trinity College in 1923 and remained in 
the position until 1929, after the institu- 
tion became Duke University. Thereafter 
he became senior tax attorney for the 
United States Board of Tax Appeals, now 
the Tax Court, in Washington. D. C. He 
moved to Charlotte in 1933 and opened 
a private law practice. 

The new trustee has demonstrated an 
active and enthusiastic interest in the 
University for the past 30 years. Prior 
to his election as president of the Gen- 
eral Alumni Association he was chairman 
of the Duke University National Council, 
which he helped to organize in 1947, and 

Richard E. Thigpen '22 

he has served the institution in a variety 
of ways since his graduation. 

Mr. Thigpen was president of the 
North Carolina Bar Association from 
1948-49 and is a member as well of the 
North Carolina State Bar, Inc., the North 
Carolina Bar Association, Mecklenberg 
Bar Association, and the Section on Taxa- 
tion, American Bar Association. 

An active Methodist layman, Mr. Thig- 
pen served as chairman of the board of 
stewards, Myers Park Methodist Church 
in Charlotte and as lay leader, Charlotte 
District, Methodist Church. 

An active civic leader in Charlotte, he 
served as president of the Charlotte Ki- 
wairs in 1936. He was lieutenant gov- 
ernor in 1937 and district governor of the 
Carolina District of Kiwanis in 1939. 

In 1947 he served as president of the 
Charlotte Executives Club, in 1949 as 
secretary, Charlotte City Club and since 
1950 as secretary of the Charlotte Coun- 
try Club. He is a member, board of gov- 
ernors of both the City and Country 

He was a member of the Charlotte 
School Committee from 1939-45. In 1942 
he organized the Mecklenberg Couny Ra- 
tioning Administration. 

During his student days at Duke, Mr. 
Thigpen was a member of various honor- 

ary societies, including 9019, Omicron 
Delta Kappa, Tombs, and Delta Sigma 

1953 Summer Session 

\ broad program of academic, profes- 
**- sional, and cultural instruction will 
be offered during the 1953 Summer Ses- 
sion, Dr. Paul H. Clyde, director of the 
session, recently announced. 

E ; ght distinguished visiting professors 
will join the regular Duke faculty for the 
Summer Session, and several special con- 
ferences will be held. Dates of the terms 
are June 10-Julv 18; and Julv 21- August 

28 - ' '.' '.i,-' 

Graduate scholarships for school teach- 
ers will again be offered this summer. 
Established in 1952, the scholarship pro- 
gram has broadened this year to include 
elementary as well as high school teachers 
who are in service. 

This ye^r 30 scholarships of $100 each 
are available for qualified teachers. In 
addition, all in-service teachers who attend 
the Summer Session will be charged only 
half the regular tuition, Dr. Clyde said. 

For the first time this year, the Duke 
Mathematics Institute will be combined 
with the Science Teachers' Laboratory 
Conference in a new Laboratory Confer- 
ence for Teachers of Science and Mathe- 
matics, July 20-24. 

The conference, planned especially for 
secondary school teachers, will present 
teaching methods and experiments for 
classroom use. 

The fifth session of the School for Ap- 
proved Supply Pastors will be held June 
15-July 1 in the Duke Divinity School. 
The North Carolina English Teachers' 
Association will meet at Duke August 6-8. 
The annual luncheon and an afternoon 
meeting of the Association will be held 
in Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Municipal and industrial workers from 
throughout the State will meet in the 
Duke College of Engineering, August 24- 
28 for the 1953 Sewage Works Operators' 
School. Sponsored by the N. C. Sewage 
and Industrial Waste Association, the 
school will feature laboratory and class- 
room sessions. 

The School of Spanish Studies \vi\\ be 
in session June 10-July 18. The school 
offers intensive study of Hispanic lan- 

April, 1953 


Hoof 'n' Horn's singing' and dancing choruses have been rehearsing avidly 
since try-outs for the Spring show, "All's Fair in Love," were held in early 
February. Here the cast goes through a colorful scene in front of one of the 
many unusual drops. The show will be a Commencement feature. 

guage and culture designed not only for 
formal graduate work but also to fill the 
needs of school teachers. 

A month's course in Medical Mycology 
will be given in the Duke School of Medi- 
eine and Duke Hospital. Scheduled for 
July 1-31, the course will be devoted to 
study of fungus infection. 

The Duke Marine Laboratory at Beau- 
fort, N. C, will offer specialized study in 
marine biology during both Summer Ses- 
sion terms. Six courses in nursing edu- 
cation are scheduled for the first term. 

Three special courses in acarology, the 
study of mites and ticks, will be given 
June 10-29. The courses are designed 
for professional entomologists, parasitolo- 
gists, agriculturists, and zoologists as well 
as for advanced students. 

"AlPs Fair . . ." 

The Hoof 'n' Horn Club will dance 
and sing its way to a new high in 
student show business this year, with per- 
formances scheduled for Joe College and 
Commencement Week Ends, and a one- 
night stand in Raleigh, N. C. 

The Club's new musical comedy, "All's 
Fair in Love," will celebrate its opening 
on April 23 and 24 on Joe College Week 
End in Page Auditorium. A week later, 
on April 30, the company will take to 
the road to present its show to the Young 
Women's Club of Raleigh in Raleigh 

Through the request of the alumni, the 
company will again don its make up and 
costumes for a performance during Com- 
mencement Week End. The Hoof 'n' 
Horn Club has never given more than 
three performances, so this year's four 

shows will set a precedent for the stu- 
dent organization. 

This year's show, All's Fair in Love, 
was written during the fall of '52 by Ed 
Nayor of Bayonne, N. J., and Bob Van 
Deventer of Princeton, N. J. Not only 
did Nayor write the script but he also 
bent his talents toward the lyrics for 
eight of the show's eighteen songs and 
composed music for ten of the songs. Be- 
cause of his creative efforts on behalf of 
the show, Nayor has been made director 
of the production. 

Following this first semester prepara- 
tion, try outs for the show were held dur- 
ing the early part of February. Since 
then everyone, from president to stage 
hand, has been working to make this year's 
performance the showiest of shows. 

Ingenuity on Display 

Several thousand awed spectators 
crowded the campus to attend the an- 
nual Engineering Show held in the Engi- 
neering Building from March 13 to 14. 

Residents of the Durham area and 
members of the University community 
enjoyed a host of displays designed to 
dramatize civil, electrical, and mechanical 
engineering. Special guests included chil- 
dren from the State Cerebral Palsy Hos- 
pital and high school finalists in the An- 
gier Duke Prize competition. 

Hard-working engineers set up a tele- 
vision studio with two viewing screens 
so that visitors and their friends might 
see each other on the latest communication 

The Electrical Engineering Department 
also operated an amateur radio station, 
W4AHY, and sent a limited number of 

personal messages for visitors. 

Another feature of the show was two 
displays of ram-jet engines. Mechanical 
engineering students had a simple ram-jet 
engine in operation every hour on the 
hour behind the Engineering Building. 

They also exhibited the subsonic ram- 
jet in the Mechanical Engineering Lab- 
oratory, testing the engine in a stream of 
air furnished by a blower. This display 
allowed spectators to see clearly what the 
flame looked like. The highly efficient sub- 
sonic ram-jet is the key to guided missiles. 

Other highlights of this year's show in- 
cluded mystic measurement of people's 
height, new metallography work, improve- 
ment of road sections, destructive testing 
of building materials, internal combustion 
equipment, and other advances in "A 
Century of Engineering Progress." 

Scholarship Competition 

This year approximately 600 high 
school seniors from three states and 
the District of Columbia applied for 12 
Regional Scholarships with a potential 
value of $36,000. 

These included nine Angier Duke Re- 
gional Prizes for six men and three 
women from North Carolina and three 
Duke University Regional Scholarships 
for Virginia, the District of Columbia, 
and a part of Maryland. Each is worth 
$750 a year to the recipient and may be 
renewed annually for as many as four 

Regional meetings were held in the 12 
different areas, and committees screened 
220 candidates in order to arrive at a 
total of 60 finalists. The finalists were 
entertained and examined on the campus 
during the middle of March. 

At each of the nine North Carolina 
regional meetings an alumnus of the Uni- 
versity served as host, and the local alum- 
ni association at the place where the meet- 
ing took place sponsored the affair. There 
were 42 other alumni who served as 
judges on the semi-finals screening com- 

Many of the candidates were recom- 
mended by alumni and it is the announced 
hope of the Scholarship Committee that 
more applicants will b° procured through 
this same channel in future years. 

Regional meetings and their hosts were 
as follows : L. Bruce Wynne '25, at Wash- 
ington, N. C, for the Far Eastern Re- 
ion for Men; Dr. Amos Johnson '29. at 
Clinton, N. C, for the Eastern Region 
for Men; Charles Blanchard '45, LL.B. 
'49, at Raleigh. N. C, for the East Cen- 
tral Region for Men; Tom F. Southgate, 
Jr., '37, at Winston-Salem, N. C. for the 
West Central Region for Men; Sam H. 


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Lee '20, at Monroe, N. C, for the "West- 
ern Region for Men; Dr. William F. 
Powell M.D. '38, at Asheville, N. C, for 
the Far Western Region for Men; Alton 
R. Barrett '27, at Greenville, N. C, for 
the Eastern Region for Women ; Duncan 
MacKenzie '31, at Burlington, N. C, for 
the Central Region for Women ; and Paul 
Whitener '36, at Hickory, N. C, for the 
Western Region for Women. 

This was the sixth year for the Angier 
Duke Prizes and the second for the Duke 
University awards. 

North Carolina winners of Angier 
Duke prizes are : Paul Parks, Durham ; 
Karen Jensen, Raleigh; Anne Nicholson 
and Richard Angstadt, both of Charlotte ; 
John McTammany, Asheville; Billy 
Knowles, Rocky Mount; Ruth Stephen- 
son, Kinston ; John Dobson, Edenton ; and 
Charles Dickens, Thomasville. 

Winners of $3,000 Duke Regional 
Scholarships, are : Joan Heidenreich, Sil- 
ver Spring, Md. ; Walter Weyhmann, 
Roanoke, Va. ; and Lynn Ikenberry, Har- 
risonburg, Va. 

Old Jim Passes 

The familiar, 
shuffling figure of 
"Old Jim" has 
passed from the 
West Campus 

scene. A sudden 
heart attack took 
him away, almost 
in the midst of his 
job of waiting on 
tables, just after 
the noon meal on 
Feb. 26. 

His full name was James P. Smith, al- 
though few of the hundreds of students 
and faculty members whom he served 
during more than 20 years on the campus 
ever knew it. His newspaper obituary 
set forth his age as 60 years, which was 
an extremely conservative estimate. His 
age was one secret that Jim kept locked 
within his own memory, and all questions 
concerning it were carefully and politely 

Jim came to Duke when the new West 
Campus was occupied, after many years 
as a dining car waiter on the New York 
Central and Pennsylvania railroads. He 
waited on tables in the old Coffee Shop 
and continued his career in its successor, 
the Oak Room. His slow gait between 
kitchen and table, his indecipherable 
scribbling on tickets, his somehow shy 
courtesy, and the little extra touches he 
provided for his regular clientele were all 
part of the personality that was loved 
and respected. 

The 1953 Commencement 

I""\ ates for the 1953 Commencement are Friday, May 29 through Monday, 
•*-*•' June 1 and alumni and alumnae organizations are scheduled to take a full 
and active part in the events. The schedule follows the pattern established in 
previous years beginning with the Alumni Golf Tournament on Friday afternoon 
and ending with Graduation Exercises Monday morning. There will be a total 
of ten classes holding reunions and all other alumni are extended a cordial in- 
vitation to return and participate in Commencement activities. The biggest gen- 
eral alumni event will be the banquet of the General Alumni Association in the 
West Campus Union on Saturday evening. The University is preparing to 
welcome a large number of its former students and all doors will be opened to 


Friday, May 20 

Afternoon Alumni Golf Tournament 
at Hope Valley. 

Saturday, May 30 

8:30 a.m. Golf Tournament con- 
10 :30 a.m. Coffee Hour for alumnae as 
guests of Woman's College staff, 
East Duke Building. 

1 :00 p.m. Luncheon for National 
Council and Board of Trustees in 
West Campus Ballroom. 

2 :00 p.m. Meeting of National Coun- 

4 :45 p.m. Band Concert on lawn of 
dormitory quadrangle, West Cam- 

6 :00 p.m. General Alumni Dinner, 
West Campus Union. 

8 :30 p.m. Entertainment Program in 
Page Auditorium. Hoof 'n' Horn 
presentation of the musical, 'All's 
Fair in Love." 
10:00 p.m. Dance sponsored by senior 
classes. Alumni and parents in- 
vited. Old Gym, West Campus. 

Sunday, May 31 

11:00 a.m. Worship Service. Univer- 
sity Chapel. 

3:30 p.m. Carillon Recital, West 

4:30 p.m. Organ Recital, University 

6 :00 p.m. Outdoor Reception in honor 
of Graduating Classes — East Cam- 
pus Lawn. 

Monday, June 1 

10 :30 a.m. Graduation Exercises, In- 
door Stadium. 


The honored class this year will be 
the class of 1903 whose members will 
return to the campus to observe the 
50th anniversary of their graduation 
from Old Trinity. The president of 
the class is Inez Angier Stokes (Mrs. 
Earl M.) of Richmond, Va. Class- 
mates and their guests will gather 
Sunday morning for a class break- 
fast prior to worship services in Duke 
Chapel. At 12:30 p.m. Sunday they 
will meet with the Half Century Club 
for luncheon in the West Campus 
Union. At this time they will be 
formally inducted into the club which 
is composed of alumni and alumnae 
whose classes were graduated more 
than fifty years ago. 

The members of the class of 1928, 
who will be observing their 25th anni- 
versary, will meet in the Union Ball- 
room Saturday for an open house with 
members of the University faculty and 
staff invited as special guests. At 
8 :30 p.m. Saturday there will be an 
informal gathering of classmates in the 
"Ark" on East Campus. At 1 :00 p.m. 
on Sunday the Silver Anniversary 
luncheon of the class will be held in 
the West Campus Union. Meanwhile, 
there will be frequent opportunities 
for get-togethers both on and off the 
campus. The president of the class is 
Robert L. Hatcher of Scarsdale, N. Y. 

The class of 1943 of which Thomas 
R. Howerton of Southern Pines, N. C. 
is president will be observing its 10th 
anniversary. At present only a tenta- 
tive schedule of activities will be an- 
nounced and this includes an open 
house at the home of one of the Dur- 
ham members of the class Friday eve- 
ning', a picnic in the Duke Forest Sat- 
urday afternoon, and a party Satur- 
day night at a place to be announced, 
(Continued on page 124) 

April, 1953 


A New Program for Student Nurses 

The Duke School Now Offers B.S. Degree in Four Years 

On January 2. 1931, the Duke Uni- 
versity School of Nursing, as an in- 
tegral part of the brand new Duke Hos- 
pital, opened its doors to its first fresh- 
man class. 

. Since that time the School has grad- 
uated more than 900 nurses, who have lit- 
erally scattered to every quarter of the 
globe to practice their profession. In a 
remarkably short number of years a 
diploma from the Duke School has come 
to represent excellence in the profession. 
Throughout its existence, however, the 
School has had to meet a procession of 
problems, most of them shared by sister 
institutions throughout the entire country. 
One of these problems at Duke had been 
space, and two others, national in char- 
acter, have concerned curriculum and stu- 
dent recruitment. The latter, particularly 
in recent years, has been the most severe, 
for in spite of the best endeavors of all 
schools of nursing, there still exists a de- 
mand for well-trained nurses that dras- 
tically exceeds the supply. 

At Duke the nurses seem to have solved 
for some time to come the problem of 
space. The new, modern and attractive 
Elizabeth P. Hanes House, on Hospital 
Drive, was occupied just last year, and 
it offers exceptional classroom and living 
space to the School's 140 students. 

It takes the place of Baker House, 
erected in 1932 to give nursing students 
a home closer to their work than South- 
gate Dormitory, where they were orig- 
inally quartered, and is the third of the 
buildings constructed for them over the 
years as the School expanded and its ac- 
tivities increased. 

It appears now, too, that the problem 
of curriculum might be licked. The ques- 
tion, at Duke and elsewhere, has been "to 
degree or not to degree" (to paraphrase 
a familiar quotation). At various times 
student nurses, upon completion of re- 
quired and extra work, have been awarded 
the Bachelor of Science degree or re- 
fused it. For more than 20 years the 
degree pendulum has swung to and fro. 
The last time the B.S. degree was abol- 
ished for nurses was in 1944. Since that 
time training has been pretty much con- 
fined to professional necessities, with 
three years of professional training, fol- 
lowing a year or two of college, has been 
rewarded only with a Diploma in Nurs- 

A New Program Approved 

It was just last month that a new pro- 
gram was approved for the School at 

Student nurses attend some of their many classes in the classrooms of their 
dormitory. Hanes House. Some of their courses are taught in the Hospital. 
In addition to class work, student nurses spend many hours on Duke Hos- 
pital's wards, applying- knowledge and gaining experience. 

Duke by the University Trustees. Be- 
ginning this summer the School will offer 
both a four-year program leading to the 
degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing 
and a three-year course leading to a Di- 
ploma in Nursing, the latter being identi- 
cal to the program now offered with one 
significant change taking place in en- 
trance requirements. 

Thus a two-pronged solution to a 
double-edged problem has been found. 
An academic degree is available for the 
fledgling Nightingales who desire it, and 
not compulsory for those who prefer to 
confine their education to more direct 

High school graduates will now be 
eligible to enter directly into either pro- 
gram, a change from the old policy of 
requiring at least one year of college be- 
fore admission was granted. It is antici- 
pated that these new factors will en- 
courage more young women to seek nurs- 
ing as a career. 

Certainly one of the most useful and 
interesting professions open to a young 
woman is nursing. It can also be an ex- 
citing occupation, and one that now, more 
than ever in the past, offers wide oppor- 
tunities for service. 

Opportunities, in fact, are so numerous, 
with the recent expansion of hospitals 
and health services and with new tech- 
niques in medicine, that it has been diffi- 
cult to find enough trained nurses to meet 
the need. 

The shortage of nurses has become more 
and more acute. It has been caused for 
the most part, by an increased demand 
by hospitals, public health agencies, in- 
dustry, and doctor's offices. Hospitals, 
in particular, are feeling the lack of 
trained and competent bedside nurses. 

Hospital expansion has probably been 
the largest contributing factor to this in- 
creased demand. Other factors are the 
relatively low number of high school grad- 
uates in recent years, and the increasing 
number of other fields open to young 
women in this modern age. 

It has become doubly important, there- 
fore, that a curriculum be devised that 
will be eminently satisfactory to prospec- 
tive students and that will at the same 
time provide training for badly needed 
bedside nurses and, with further study, 


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Holding- bottle and measuring glass 
at eye level, a student wields a prac- 
ticed hand at pouring medicine. Lab- 
oratory work is only one of the many 
phases of a student nurse's training. 

extend opportunities for teaching' and ad- 
ministrative careers. 

Toward a B.S. Degree 

The new four-year program, called the 
degree program, is designed to prepare 
students for service in hospitals and in 
public health organizations. It is to pro- 
vide a sound foundation in nursing arts, 
and enable students to acquire, with fur- 
ther experience and education, prepara- 
tion for teaching in schools of nursing 
and for administrative positions in nurs- 
ing services. 

During the first year of the new degree 
program, nursing students will take very 
much the same courses as freshmen in the 
Woman's College, with the exception of 
a foreign language. In addition they will 

enroll in one course in nursing and one 
in microbiology. 

In their second year, they will take 
the beginning of the second year college 
curriculum and simultaneously start their 
first year of regular nurses' training. 

Since the degree program covers the 
calendar year, students enrolled can take 
electives from college courses during the 
summers. In the third year of the de- 
gree program, student nurses will be given 
the regular second year nursing material 
and, in addition, an introduction to social 
work and public health nursing. 

The fourth and last year of the four- 
year program mil be composed of the 
regular third-year nursing training. In 
each of the last three years, students will 
receive thirty hours of practice per week, 
through rotation on different wards of 
Duke Hospital. 

At the end of the four years, candi- 
dates for the Bachelor of Science in Nurs- 
ing will be skilled nurses and will be 
well prepared to advance to positions as 
teachers and administrators. The pro- 
gram is designed to offer nursing on the 
same basis as a college major, and per- 
haps make it more attractive to larger 
numbers of young women. 

For the Diploma 

Meanwhile, the three-year program 
leading to a Diploma in Nursing has 
not changed. It has retained its vital im- 
portance of preparing students for hos- 
pital bedside nursing in medicine, surgery, 
pediatrics, obstetrics, psychiatry, and all 
other medical specialties. 

Under the three-year program, students, 
during their first year are introduced to 
such subjects as chemistry, nutrition, 

anatomy, physiology, microbiology, nurs- 
ing arts, medical and surgical nursing, 
and orientation to the health field. In 
addition, they spend four hours per week 
on the wards during the first semester and 
12 hours during the second semester. 

Eight hours of class work are required 
in the second year of training with pedi- 
atric and obstetric nursing, child growth 
and development, operating room tech- 
nique, and diet kitchen experience com- 
ing to the fore. During this and the third 
year, 30 hours per week are devoted to 
practice on Duke Hospital's wide variety 
of wards. 

Psychiatric nursing, advanced medical 
and surgical nursing, and experience in 
the out patient clinic, are offered during 
the third year, ending class work for stu- 
dent nurses. 

Behind both of these programs is the 
realization that a nurse must be more 
than a technician. It is she who must 
meet the patient face to face, cheer him 
when he is discouraged, comfort him when 
he is in pain, and dispel the loneliness 
that accumulates with long days abed. 
All of this is essential to recovery. 

These things the Duke School of Nurs- 
ing- also considers when it prepares young 
ladies for the profession. 

Interesting Facts 

The first dean of the School was Miss 
Bessie Baker. Under Miss Baker's guid- 
ing hand the School was organized and 
progressed until she resigned because of 
ill health in 1938. She was succeeded by 
Miss Margaret I. Pinkerton, who ably di- 
rected the program until, desiring to take 
additional university work, she resigned 
in 1946. The present dean, Miss Florence 
K. Wilson, took over in 1946. 

Shown above is a student nurse taking a patient's blood 
pressure on a Duke Hospital ward. Beginning with their 
first year student nurses take part in the often exciting 
routine of a large medical center. 

Between studying, attending classes, and working in the 
Hospital, student nurses squeeze in a few leisure minutes 
for a social hour in one of the dormitory rooms. Students 
and graduate nurses live in Ilanes House. 

April, 1953 


An African Field Trip 

Dr. Willard Berry Collects Dark Continent Rocks 

Planning a trip to Africa? If so, take 
a sweater or you'll freeze, and at the 
same time plan to lose 10 pounds because 
of the heat. 

This is the advice of Dr. E. Willard 
Berry, head of the Department of Ge- 
ology, who recently returned from an ex- 
tended trip on this still the least known 
of all continents. 

Dr. Berry, an internationally known 
geologist, represented Duke and the 
American Association of Petroleum at the 
19th International Geological Congress in 
Algiers from September 8-15. He also 
made an extensive search, while in Africa, 
for geological specimens that would con- 
tribute to certain of his research projects 
and to his teaching. 

Clarifying his paradoxical advice, Dr. 
Berry explained that Africa is cold be- 
cause a great deal of the continent, in- 
eluding Kenya where the equator crosses, 
is one mile above sea level. In addition, 
central heating is unheard of. 

"One hotel had a fireplace, but the 
manager told us that it didn't do any 
good because everyone sat around it,'' Dr. 
Berry said. 

Near the Mediterranean, however, it is 
110 degrees in the shade — and there is no 
shade. As did everyone else on the expe- 
dition, Dr. Berry lost 10 pounds in two 

"I joined the 'white socks,' myself," he 

went on, modestly showing his ankle 
where the tan left off just below his socks. 
"I wore walking shorts on the trips," he 
added, explaining the tan, much of which 
still remains. 

The Congress was organized during the 
latter part of the 19th century. Since 
that time an effort has been made to hold 
a meeting every four years. At each 
session technical papers are read and dis- 
cussed by members, field trips are taken 
to study geological specimens, and meet- 
ings of the Council of the organization 
are held. The major part of the expenses 
incurred by members of the Congress are 
paid by the country in which the session 
is being held. 

About 1000-1200 geologists attended the 
meeting in Algiers. In 1933 the Congress 
was held in the United States, and the 
next meeting in 1956 will be held in 

Six Months on the Continent 

Although the meeting lasted only two 
weeks in September, Dr. and Mrs. Berry 
landed at Cape Town, South Africa, last 
June and traveled throughout the British 
area of Africa, from the Union of South 
Africa through Kenya in Nairobi, dur- 
ing the summer and fall. They returned 
to the United States in January. During 
the summer before the meeting, Dr. Berry 
spent most of his time collecting fossils 
in the Zambesi valley. 

Two water girls who accompanied Dr. 
and Mrs. Berry on their summer trip 
through Africa 's Zambesi Valley, pose 
modestly for the camera. In the 
valley Dr. Berry collected many fos- 
sils for classroom and research use. 

One of Dr. Berry's company on the 
Zambesi trip relays poles forming a 
bridge over a dry river in the Valley. 
In the background is Dr. Berry's 
faithful jeep station-wagon which 
came through the journey unscathed. 

Dr. E. 
Willard Berry 

Immediately after the Congress, Dr. 
Berry flew to Tunis where he boarded a 
ship to Oran. From there he took a trip 
to Bene-Abbes, 200 miles south of Oran, 
where he spent two weeks collecting fos- 
sils. The ship visited nearly all the 
small ports in the Mediterranean before 
returning to Tunis. Dr. Berry then flew 
to Nairobi and spent three months on a 
meandering trip back to Cape Town. 

On the trip back to Cape Town, Dr. 
Berry visited all official surveys in the 
British area, including coal areas in 
Southern Rhodesia and the Whitbank in 
Transvaal. Some of the specimens thus 
obtained he plans to employ as teaching 
aids. Other specimens he will use for re- 
search. Especially interested in coal, Dr. 
Berry wants to see what can be told 
about plants that contributed to the coal. 
His collection of materials is being 
shipped to the campus. 

Dr. Berry has done research in other 
foreign countries, having been mieropale- 
ontologist of the International Petrole- 
um Company in Peru, S. A., from 1925- 
1929. He also has made geological 
studies in Alaska and France. 

After receiving his A.B. and Ph.D. de- 
grees from Johns Hopkins University, Dr. 
Berry taught at Ohio State University 
from 1929 to 1936. He came to Duke as 
assistant professor of geology in 1936, 
which marked the beginning of the De- 
partment of Geology at Duke. 

Dr. Berry served as chairman of a sub- 
committee of the Geological Society of 
America investigating geology instruc- 
tion in the Southeast and as a member of 
a committee of the U. S. Department of 
the Interior. 

Gold and Diamonds 

While in Africa Dr. Berry visited the 
underground Premier Diamond Mine and 
Robinson's Deep Gold Mine. The Gold 
Mine is reputedly the deepest gold mine 
in the world, being some 9,000 feet under- 
ground. To protect themselves from 
loss, managers of the Diamond Mine put 
their workers on a three-month contract 
and keep them under lock and key. Be- 


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fore the workers leave the mine they are 
subjected to X-ray and other treatment 
to reveal any gems they may have swal- 
lowed or concealed on their person. 

Although the purpose of his trip was 
to gather geological specimens, Dr. Ber- 
ry made many interesting observations 
on the economic and cultural life in Brit- 
ish territory in Africa. He is of the 
opinion that one of the nicest African 
cities is Durban, an important port on 
the Indian Ocean on the southeast coast. 
It is here that the University of Natal is 
being consolidated. Its buildings are still 
under construction, and currently its vari- 
ous departments are scattered all over 
the province. A gradual process of cen- 
tralization has now brought three depart- 
ments to Durban. 

African Economy 

Confined types of agriculture and min- 
ing support the British area, Dr. Berry 
said. Although coming slowly, industrial- 
ization is beginning to reach the area. 
For instance, the railroad ordered 100 
locomotives several years ago, and as yet 
only half of them have been delivered. 
And an old bridge built during the blitz 
in London was purchased, dismantled, and 
taken to Africa for use because steel was 
impossible to get. 

With the gradual industrialization there 
is a great demand for American goods, 
which are hard to get because they have 
to be purchased with American dollars. 

In the day-to-day life of South Africa 
holidays play a large part, Dr. Berry 

observed. Shops close down at 12 p.m. on 
Saturday and do not open again until 
Monday at 9 a.m. In the meantime work 
is scorned. The holiday spirit is so ex- 
tensive that some telephone exchanges 
close on Sunday. 

In order to gather his geological speci- 
mens and to make his observations on 
south African life, Dr. Berry, with Mrs. 
Berry, drove his jeep station-wagon over 
16,000 miles of African roads, less than 
3,000 miles of which were paved. The 
majority of Africa's highways and by- 
ways are "corduroy" roads. 

"They were made of the largest cordu- 
roy I ever saw," Dr. Berry concluded. 
"But, we didn't break a spring on the 
whole trip !" 

Dr. London Highly Honored 

Dr. Fritz Lon- 
don, professor of 
theoretical chemis- 
try, was extraordi- 
narily honored 
when he recently 
became the fifth 
person in 27 years 
to be awarded the 
Lorentz Medal for 
scientific achieve- 
ment. The award 
was announced by the Dutch Royal Acad- 
emy of Sciences in Amsterdam. 

Dr. London, co-author of the London- 
Heitler theory of the structure of the 
atom, will officially receive the prize June 
27 when the Academy celebrates the 100th 
anniversary of the birth of Professor H. 
A. Lorentz, Nobel Prize winner for 
physics in 1902. 

The London-Heitler theory gave the 
first understanding- of the nature of chem- 
ical forces. The theory was evolved in 
1927 by applying new quantum mechan- 
ics to demonstrate how atoms hold to- 
gether to form molecules. 

Dr. London also was able to calculate 
the value of activation energy, a quantity 
of great significance for the speed of 
chemical actions. In 1930 he demon- 
strated the forces between molecules and 
explained the properties of molecules in 
liquid and in solid states. 

In 1935 Dr. London and his brother 
propounded the macroscopic theory oi 
super-conductivity. This theory described 
the phenomenon of super-conductivity by 
a new set of equations in which the mag- 
netic field is responsible for the action. 
"The significance of Dr. London's con- 
tributions is being increasingly felt in a 
number of the areas of chemical and 

From the Faculty S9 

physical theory as our knowledge of the 
structure and properties of matter in- 
creases with the intense pace of experi- 
mentation in these fields," Dr. Paul M. 
Gross, vice president, said. 

Dr. Anderson at Stanford 

Dr. Lewis E. Anderson, associate pro- 
fessor of botany, is spending the spring 
semester at Stanford University as col- 
laborator on a special research problem. 

On sabbatical leave from Duke until 
next fall, he is working on a project to 
count the number of chromosomes present 
in various mosses. 

Visiting Your Lawyer 

That a visit to the lawyer as often as 
the dentist saves time, trouble, and money, 
is the advice of Professor John S. Brad- 
way, director of the Duke Legal Aid 

"Instead of thinking' of his lawyer as 
the last man he wants to see," he added, 
"the average man would do well to come 
back to the idea of the old-fashioned 
family lawyer who knew all the skeletons 
in the closet." 

Although it can help, he continued, the 
law can also trap people in taxes or notes 
for loans. Leases, terms on installment 
plans, and a number of other papers 
which look innocent can change a life. 
Fine print in insurance policies also can 
cause trouble, Professor Bradway cau- 

"Once people realize the value of pre- 
ventive law, they can profit a great deal 
by thinking of lawyers as a community 
resource — to be used like the police and 
fire departments," Professor Bradway 

In Memory of Dr. Gilbert 

Members of the Duke University Eng- 
lish Club have recently started a fund to 
procure either one or a number of paint- 
ings to be presented to the University in 
memory of the late Dr. Katharine E. Gil- 
bert, former head of the Department of 
Aesthetics, Art, and Music. 

Former students of Dr. Gilbert, on both 
undergraduate and graduate levels, will 
be contacted by the Club within the next 
few weeks and asked to participate in 
the project. The paintings that the Club 
wishes to obtain will be first rate works 
by recognized artists and should add con- 
siderably to Duke's growing art collection. 
They will also be a fitting memorial to 
Dr. Gilbert, whose efforts over a period 
of more than 20 years were responsible 
for the development of the department she 
headed at her death last spring. 

President of the English Club this year 
is Charles E. Edge of Rocky Mount, N. 
C. ; vice president is H. Lewis Sawin of 
Lexington, Ky. ; and secretary-treasurer 
is Carolyn Herbert of Athens, Ohio. The 
post office box of the Club is No. 4310, 
Duke Station. 

April, 1953 


Among recently elected presidents of local alumni associations are, left to 
right : Kev. Arthur P. Cooler '47, Virginia Methodist Conference ; Weddie 
Huffman '43, Catawba County, N. C. ; Lynwood E. (Bozo) Brown '27, Nash- 
ville, Tenn. ; and William L. Bury '26, Watauga, Avery. Ashe Counties, N.C. 

Alumni Meetings 

Mecklenburg County 

Stanton W. Pickens '26 was elected 
president of Mecklenburg alumni at the 
group's annual dinner meeting at Dil- 
worth Methodist Church, Charlotte, N. C, 
on February 3. He succeeds outgoing 
president, Arthur P. Harris, Jr. '28, who 
presided at the meeting. 

Also elected at the meeting were Frank 
W. Snepp, Jr. LL.B. '48, vice president; 
Harriet Cobb Ranson (Mrs. L. Russell) 
'35, secretary; Henry L. Cranford 
B.S.E.E. '49, treasurer;' Marian L. Reed 
'44, corresponding' secretary; and Edna 
K. Elias '30, representative on the 
Alumnae Council. 

Dean Herbert J. Herring was the 
principal speaker. He discussed the sig- 
nificant role of the liberal arts college 
in the midst of current world turmoil. 

Such colleges, he asserted, function to 
undergird young men and women with 
moral and spiritual force, and are thus 
strengthened in human qualities to meet 
the challenges of a world expanded 
physically in late years. 

Dr. Herring then spent about 30 min- 
utes answering questions he invited from 
the alumni, their wives, and guests, and 
from parents of students now attending 

Miss Dolores Dellinger sang two solo 
numbers, accompanied by Eugene Craft 

Greensboro, N. G. 

Tim G. Warner '46, LL.B. '48 presided 
at the dinner meeting of Greensboro, N. 
C, alumni at Starmount Forest Country 
Club on February 24. 

After an excellent barbecue dinner, 
Dean W. C. Archie spoke on the revised 

freshman advisory plan at Duke, and 
Fred W. Whitener '51 of the Alumni 
Office showed a movie of the Duke-North 
Carolina State basketball game. 

After a plan for monthly meetings was 
discussed, new officers were elected for the 
coming year. They are : Herman A. Smith 
'44, LL.B. '52, president; J. Meredith 
Moore '32, first vice president; Floyd 
. Caviness '18, second vice president ; and 
Ray J. Tysor '21, secretary-treasurer. 

Washington, D. G. 

A luncheon meeting was held by Duke 
Law Alumni Association members of 
Washington, D. C, on March 3 in the 
Vandenberg Room of the Senate Wing 
of the U. S. Capitol Building. 

At the meeting, Vice President Richard 
M. Nixon LL.B. '37 spoke briefly about 
his recollections of Duke. Dean Joseph 
A. McClain made available copies of the 
Law School Bulletin, which everyone 
found very interesting. 

Serving as president of the group is 
Frank U. Fletcher '35, and as secretary, 
A. B. Book LL.B. '34. 

Pictured at the an- 
nual meeting of 
Louisville, Ky., 

Alumni Association 
are, left to right : 
Mrs. J. W. Prince, 
J. Irvin Nichols 
'47, Mrs. Gavin 
Whitsett, Dean 

Alan K. Manches- 
ter, J. W. Prince 
'22, and Barbara 
Flen' ve Moore 

(Mr; 'TomM.) '43. 

St. Petersburg, Fla. 

St. Petersburg. Fla., alumni officers 
(elected in June 1952) are: Dorothy 
Eaton Sample (Mrs. Richard) '33, presi- 
dent; Harry Fogle LL.B. '47, vice presi- 
dent; and D wight E. MeCormick '48, 

The last meeting was a beach party and 
picnic held at Mi'. MeCormick's home. 

Meetings Scheduled 

Neivport Neivs, Ya. Time : April 9, 6 :30 
p.m. Place : Original Club. Program : 
Dean Alan K. Manchester, speaker and 
movie of S.M.U. game. In charge of 
arrangements : Robert French, Jr. '49. 

Beaufort -Martinsville -Washington-Hyde 
Counties. Time: April 10. Place: 
Washington, N. C. Program : Coach 
W. D. Murray. In charge of arrange- 
ments : L. Bruce Wynne '25. 

Greenville, S. C. Time : April 16. Place: 
not reported yet. Program : Coach W. 
D. Murray. In charge of arrange- 
ments: Donald Perry '47. 

High Point,, N. C. Time: April 21. 
Place : Emerywood Country Club. Pro- 
gram : Coach E. M. Cameron. In 
charge of arrangements : Dr. C. Hal In- 
gram '40. 

Northern New Jersey. Time: April 25. 
2 :00-5 :00 p.m. Place : Woman's Club, 
Orange, N. J. Program : bridge and 
canasta party for alumnae. In charge 
of arrangements : Mrs. John Ballin 
(Elizabeth Brooks) '47. 

Charlottesville, Va. Time: April 27. 
Place : not reported yet. Program : C. 
A. Dukes '29, speaker and movie of 
S.M.U. game. In charge of arrange- 
ments: W. J. Miller '49. 


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Recently, during a year of work in 
Europe with the North Atlantic Coun- 
cil, more evidence was added to my grow- 
ing conviction that to be a graduate of 
Duke University is to be a member of a 
world-wide brotherhood. 

I went to London in November, 1951, 
with Daniel K. Edwards '35, who resigned 
as Assistant Secretary of Defense to ac- 
cept the position as Deputy IT. S. Repre- 
sentative on the North Atlantic Council. 
Dan and I established a sort of Duke 
beach head in the TJ. S. Delegation to 
NATO. It didn't take long to learn that 
we were among Duke friends. On one 
occasion I dragged to the Navy Sick Bay 
in London, laid low by something akin 
to pneumonia, and found myself under 
the care of a Dr. Ford. Casual conversa- 
tion brought out that he was a Duke 
"Doc" and of course with many mutual 
friends we were strangers no longer. 

On another occasion I was contacted 
by an English doctor, Alice Buck, who 
had just returned from Duke where she 
had been studying under a Fulbright Fel- 
lowship. The good Doctor had just 
landed the day before and had brought 
not only greetings from friends at Duke, 
but some wonderful American fruitcake, 
impossible to obtain in London, and some 
gifts from friends at Duke. I went by to 
fetch the cake and we cut it on the spot. 
It was the beginning of a fine English 

Rhine Popular in England 

It was pleasantly surprising to find that 
in England, Duke's parapsychologist, Dr. 
J. B. Rhine, is even better known and 
perhaps more appreciated than he is in 
America. The British, for one thing, are 
more interested in psychic research. 
Therefore, among specialists in that field 
and among interested thousands of lay 
citizens, Dr. Rhine's pioneering work is 
well known and extravagantly admired. 
One British scientist assured me that in 
his opinion, Dr. Rhine would be to the 
Twentieth Century what Freud had been 
to the Nineteenth Century in terms of 
exploring the unknown and elusive nature 
of man. I exchanged what information 
I had about parapsychology at Duke for 

Observations on Europe 

An Alumnus Returns from a Year Abroad 

Ed. note: Mr. Fike tvas director of 
the Duke Bureau of Public Informa- 
tion from 1948 until 1951, at ivhich 
time he left to become administrative 
Assistant to Daniel K. Edwards '35, 
then assistant Secretary of Defense. In 
November, 1951, he accompanied Mr. 
Edwards to Europe, where the latter 
was Deputy U. S. Representative on 
the North Atlantic Council. He re- 
turned to the United States last fall. 

Edward L. Fike '41 is shown here 
with Daniel K. Edwards '35, with 
whom he worked in Europe, looking 
over the ruins of Pompeii during a 
military conference at near-by Naples, 
site of NATO's Southern European 

first hand information and anecdotes 
from those who knew Prime Minister 
Churchill — and every account makes 
Churchill more of a fabulous character 
and colossal personality. Surely, he has 
given us a glimpse of greatness in our 

In early Spring last year, the North 
Atlantic Council moved from London to 
Paris to be nearer the military command 
headquarters at SHAPE. 

Amy (the former Amy Drake '48) and 
I had not been married long and there- 
fore April in Paris was, in the best song 
and story tradition, the ideal setting for 
our honeymoon. 

We found a cute little apartment on 
Rue du Dobropol off Avenue Grand 
Armee not far from the Arc de Triomphe. 
This became — to our delight — a stopping- 
off place and temporary headquarters for 
several North Carolina, Washington, D. 
C, and Duke friends who happened to 
pass through Paris during our stay. 

Despite a most formidable language 
barrier, we made friends with the butcher 
and baker and candlestick maker in the 
little shops nearby and in no time began 
to feel like natives of the city. We ex- 
plored fabulous Paris, sensing a thrill of 
discovery, as though we were the first, 
whenever we ran across some hidden little 

restaurant that was a gem in food and 
low in price. We travelled the tourist 
beat to the Louvre, and to Montmartre, 
and we went into the forgotten and beau- 
tiful corners of that ancient City. 

Later we took a 5,000 mile trip in our 
little English Hillman convertible. This 
was a real adventure which carried us 
through France to Spain, along the 
Riviera coast to Italy, Rome, Florence, 
and Venice — through the Brenner Pass 
into Austria, and Germany, thence back 
via Holland, Belgium, and Luxembourg 
and to London. 

In addition to these travels my official 
duties took me with Dan or with the mili- 
tary from Norway and Denmark in the 
North to Greece and Turkey in the South. 

From time to time throughout the year, 
Duke people like ships passed in the 
night. Some I knew well, others not as 
well. I met Bob Everett '41, in the Amer- 
ican Embassy in Paris. On another oc- 
casion in the airport at Frankfurt, Ger- 
many, while waiting for a plane, I recog- 
nized a girl whom I had known but 
slightly as a Duke undergraduate and we 
went through the recognition routine : 
"Did you by chance go to Duke?" She 
was en route home from the Far East 
where, as I recall, her husband was in 
service. For the life of me, however, I 
cannot recall her name, and if she reads 
this I hope she will identify herself be- 
cause forgetting her name (new married 
names are confusing) has bothered me 
ever since. 

Swift Changes in Europe 

Shifting' from personal recollections to 
a more serious appraisal of the situation 
in Europe at this point might prove more 
profitable for Register readers. 

Europe, which has never been easy for 
the American to fathom at best, presents 
a baffling face of swift changing shades 
and expressions. The fires of nationalism 
have burned out in two consuming World 
Wars, and there is a weary and almost 
reluctant turning away from the glories 
of the past, including the great Christian 
culture, to grapple with a present which 
cannot be understood. Some Europeans, 
groping uncertainly, have had revealed 
the false prophecy of Communism. They 
have become our enemies. Others stand 
bewildered at the crossroads, while others 
believe the only hope of avoiding war, 
and perhaps crushing conquest, is through 
a union of Western European nations 

April, 1953 


bound together culturally, economically, 
politically, militarily, and closely associat- 
ed with America. 

Britons, with stoic resignation, endure 
a gray austere existence which spells out 
their decline as a leading world power. 
There are other signs : the sad vacancy 
of the great estates ; the auctioneer's chant 
over the silver and mohogany flotsam 
of a lost age; the psychotic Bevan move- 

William Wordsworth's tribute to Venice 
was never meant for England, and yet 
who, even among her foes, could not 
agree : 
"And what if she had seen those glories 

Those titles vanish, and that strength de- 
Yet shall some tribute of regret be paid 
When her long life hath reached its final 
day. . . ." 

Both Order and Chaos 

Someone has observed that as no nation 
had declined with more order than Great 
Britain, no nation had recovered with 
more disorder than France. Most Ameri- 
cans who have lived any time in France 
will share President Eisenhower's re- 
ported observation of a moral disintegra- 
tion in that country. And while we must 
temper judgment of France in light of 
her national disasters, nonetheless it does 
not beg forgiveness for the anti-Ameri- 
can signs smeared from one end of France 
to the other; for Communist mobs rioting 
in the streets of Paris and other cities; 
for the more than 30% of Frenchmen 
who regularly vote Communistic. These 
thing's beg not for forgiveness but for 
some mutual soul searching. 

France is a beautiful, gentle country 
of green fields and old castles, and of 
course Paris is the most beautiful city 
in the world — a monument to French art- 
istry and creativeness — and a way of 
life. One feels, however, that the French 
today like the declining Romans are per- 
haps too civilized, too dissolute, too cyni- 
cal and sophisticated to be capable of 
greatness again in our time. 

While the French indulge their taste 
for pleasure and individualism, across the 
Rhine the Germans as usual are again 
working around the clock. Germany, 
even minus the Eastern Provinces, has 
staged a comeback no one would have 
thought possible in 1945. American pol- 
icy and aid have helped, but the Germans 
have done the rest. Shattered cities rise 
again. There is a bustle and stir through- 
out the land, and everywhere smoking 
stacks again bespeak German industrial 
genius. The Germans, once more, stand 
ready to dominate for good or bad the 
course of history in Europe. 

The European Defense Community 
(EDC) provides for the integration of 
half a million German troops into the 
defense of Western Europe — a step which 
most observers feel is necessary if Europe 
is to be defended. EDC must first be 
ratified by the parliaments of the na- 
tions involved, and at the moment, this 
seems very remote, due to French fears. 

Across the surprisingly high Pyrenees 
in Spain, visiting Americans today re- 
ceive the warmest and most spontaneous 
welcome in Europe. The land is wretch- 
edly poor, and much like the most barren 
stretches of our West. A country of 
extremes, the poverty of the rural areas 
contrasts with the modern progress of 

Against a background of tanks supplied to Turkey under the military aid 
program Mr. Fike (fourth -from left) poses with members of the Turkish 
general staff, Commander Charles Van Dusen, USN (second from left), and 
an unidentified United States Army colonel. Commander Van Dusen accom- 
panied Fike from Paris on the inspection trip. 

the great cities like Madrid and Barce- 
lona, which with Paris and Venice rank 
as the most beautiful in Europe. Span- 
iards express the hope that America will 
be their ally, yet they say they do not 
want us to pay too high a price and 
thereby bail out Franco, who is extremely 

Italy, the trustee of Roman grandeur 
and Florentine and Venetian splendor, 
much like Spain, is a barren, poor moun- 
tainous land of extremes . . . where a 
great modern metropolis like Rome con- 
trasts with the rural villages where tillers 
of the soil return at eventide as they did 
in ancient Roman times. 

One cannot stand midst the ruins of 
Roman grandeur or Athenian glory with- 
out reflecting on the fate of man and 
his works. One cannot visit the plains 
of Marathon, where the Greeks nearly 
2,500 years ago defeated outnumbering 
hordes of invading Persians, without 
wondering if our battles of Marathon, 
Thermopylae and Salamis do not yet lie 
ahead of us and the free world. 

After incredible hardships of war, oc- 
cupation and civil strife, Greece — so long 
the cockpit in the struggle between East 
and West — has been saved for the free 
world through American intervention and 
today, with Turkey, is a staunch ally of 
the West guarding our Eastern flank in 
the Mediterranean. 

Nowhere has the American taxpayer 
received more for his dollar than in Tur- 
key, and nowhere does America have a 
more cordial friend or the Russians a 
more bitter foe. The Turks, who have 
thrown off some thirteen Russian in- 
vasions during their history, frankly feel 
that whereas they did it before, they 
can do it again. 

The More Prosperous 

Skipping from the extreme Southeast- 
ern flank to the Northwestern flank, we 
find that the Scandinavian countries have 
abandoned their ancient neutrality. Both 
Denmark and Norway pioneered in the 
formation of NATO, and more recently 
tiny Denmark has defied the Russian bear 
by lett'ng us build a huge air base in 
Greenland along with NATO air bases 
in Denmark. Scandinavia in many ways 
is a sort of Utopia . . . untroubled as 
we are by the neurosis of racial and in- 
dustrial strife and not preoccupied with 
our problems of world power and re- 

Southward, the Benelux countries (Bel- 
gium, Netherlands, Luxembourg) form 
one of Europe's greatest industrial com- 
plexes. Moreover, with a vision born of 
great prosperity, the Benelux countries, 
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Duke Alumni Register 

Blue Devil Teams as the Season Changes 

Duke's Blue Devils cagers, winners of 
12 of their last 13 games in regular 
season play, had their season abruptly 
ended in the first round of the Southern 
Conference Tournament by Maryland's 
possession-minded Terrapins, 74-65. 

The usually potent Devil offense was 
held to a lone field goal in the entire first 
period, and this one was a long despera- 
tion shot by Guard Joe Belmont as the 
buzzer sounded. Maryland built up a 19- 
15 first quarter advantage and increased 
it to 38-27 at halftime. The only thing 
that even kept the Dukes in the game 
was their exceptional accuracy from the 
free throw line. 

Bernie Janicki set a new conference 
record in the contest by converting 15 
gratis points. He also had five field goals 
for a total of 25 points. 

The individual star of the game, how- 
ever, was the Tournament's Most Val- 
uable Player, the Terps' Gene Shue, who 
broke the backs of the Devils with 33 
pomts. His accuracy was uncanny. The 
hump-shouldered forward hit nine of ten 
shots from the floor in the first half and 
added one more field goal in the last 
period. He converted 13 of 18 free 
throws to account for his total. 

Duke was ahead only once during the 
contest. It came in the opening minute 
when Marv Decker sank a free throw 
for a 1-0 lead. 

Duke made a cold 22.5 per cent from 
the floor, and the Terrapins also out- 
scored them in the rebound department 
by a sizable margin. 

Prior to the game Hal Bradley's 
charges had concluded their season in 
sixth place in the loop standings, and an 
overall season's record of 18 wins in 25- 

Baseball Begins 

Duke's defending Southern Confer- 
ence and NCAA District 3 baseball 
champions will play a 22-game schedule 
this season. 

The Blue Devils have a new coach this 
year in Clarence (Ace) Parker '37, who 
succeeds John W. (Jack) Coombs. 
Coombs retired following the past season 
after leading the Devils to their first 
NCAA tournament in June. Last season 
was Coombs' 24th at Duke. 

The Dukes will meet each Big Four 
team only three times this season instead 
of the customary four meetings. Seven 
intersectional tests round out the sched- 

Of the 22 games scheduled, 13 will be 
played at home. 

The club opened its season with a four 
day road trip to play Furinan, Clemson, 
and Davidson, which began on March 25. 
The home card opened with the University 
of Pennsylvania on March 30. 

Ten lettermen formed the nucleus of 
Parker's club. Included are pitchers Joe 
Lewis, George Carver, Earle Hannel, and 
Bill Goodman ; catcher Jake Tarr ; first 
baseman Bill Werber, a first team All- 
Ameriean last year; second sacker Billy 
Lea; third baseman Bill Donigan; third 
baseman-outfielder Johnny Gibbons; and 
outfielder Gordon Clapp. 

Pour non-lettermen also return. They 
are pitchers Arnie Seesholts and Paul 
Parker, infielder Cy Rodio, and outfielder 
Bill Robinson. 

Ninety-five candidates reported to 
Parker for the start of drills, including 
45 freshmen. 

Spring Football 

Coach Bill Murray's Blue Devil grid- 
ders concluded spring drills with their 
annual Blue-White intra-squad game held 
in the Stadium. The Whites won 14-13. 
Duke's Southern Conference champion 
squad of last year was depleted by grad- 
uation. A total of 17 lettermen finished, 
13 of them regulars. 

Murray's plight might even be worse 
with the passing of the two platoon sys- 
tem, but the Duke mentor luckily drilled 
the varsity on both offense and defense 
during off-season drills of 1952. Now 
with the change the job is not so tough, 
but still the 13 graduates will necessitate 
much hard work. 

The White club lined up with Traey 
Moon and Howard Pitt at ends, Sidney 
Deloatch and Jesse Birchfield at tackles, 
Jim Logan and Ralph Torrance at 
guards, Ronnie Falls at center, Nick Mc- 
Keithan and Dale Boyd at halfbacks, 
Jack Kistler at fullback, and Worth (A 
Million) Lutz at quarter. 

The Blue team had Joe Hands and 
Bernie Jack at ends, Ed Meadows and 
Tom Wood at tackles, Bobby Burrows 
and Walter Smith at guards, Johnny 
Palmer at center, Lloyd Caudle and 
Junior McRoy at halfbacks, Byrd Looper 
at fullback, and Jerry Barger at quarter. 

Blue players Wood and Dudley Hum- 
phrey were shifted from end to tackle; 
Sonny Sorrell from defensive halfback 
to end and Sam Eberdt from quarter- 
back to fullback in drills to date. White 
guard Elbert Whitley was moved from 
defensive end. 

In connection with the ending of the 
spring drills, Coach Murray and his staff 
conducted a two-day clinic for high- 
school coaches. 

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Coach: W. S. Persons 

Date Opponent Place 

April 1 — Williams Durham 

April 3 — Cornell Durham 

April 6 — Dartmouth Durham 

April 11 — Maryland College Park 

April 18 — Virginia Charlottesville 

April 25 — Navy Annapolis 

May 2 — Baltimore Durham 

May 7 — Washington and Lee....Durham 

May 11— TJ. N. C Durham 


Coach : Clarence ' ' Ace ' ' Parker 

Mar. 25 — Furman Greenville 

Mar. 26 — Clemson Clemson 

Mar. 28 — Davidson Davidson 

Mar. 30 — Pennsylvania Durham 

Mar. 31 — Pennsylvania Durham 

April 1 — Lehigh Durham 

April 2 — Michigan State Durham 

April 3 — Michigan State Durham 

g Schedule 

Date Opponent Place 

April i — Williams Durham 

April 6 — Ohio University Durham 

April 11 — Wake Forest Durham 

April 15— N. C. State Raleigh 

April 18 — Davidson Durham 

April 21— U. N. C Chapel Hill 

April 22 — Wake Forest Wake Forest 

April 25— N. C. State Durham 

April 28 — Navy Annapolis 

April 30— U. N. C Chapel Hill 

May 2 — South Carolina Durham 

May 5— N. C. State Ealeigh 

May 8 — Wake Forest Durham 

May 9— U. N. C Durham 

May 15-16 — Southern Conference 

Week day games at home 3:30 P.M. 
Saturday games at 3:00 P.M. Postponed 
games in "Big Four" schedule will be 
played the following day. Freshmen will 
play Carolina and Wake Forest on the 
days listed for varsity ; in Durham when 
the varsity is away and away when the 
varsity plays at home. 

April, 1953 


Minus the camp fire, Pegram's American Indians do their dance during Sun- 
day afternoon's rehearsal, while energetic stage hands clamber over improvised 
staging hanging background scenery of a musical score and the song title, 
"There's No Business Like Show Business." 

Charleston dancers, representing 
the typical dance of the Soaring 
Twenties, rehearse Saturday in 
Pegram's parlor. At the final per- 
formance they emerged onto the 
Auditorium stage regaled in color- 
ful and authentic-looking flapper 

Shown at the piano in Pegram's 
parlor is the quartet, which sang 
barbershop melodies in the Gay 
Nineties skit, did a quick-change 
act, and reappeared as quite "so- 
phisticated" young ladies singing a 
Romberg medley, symbolizing music 
of Our Times. 

"The Sing's 

the Thing' 

The sing's the thing every Sunday 
night on East Campus. 

Just recently American Indians danced, 
Jenny Lind sang, the Charleston was re- 
born, and Romberg melodies filled the air 
in the weekly Sunday Night Sing in the 
Woman's College Auditorium. 

Early in the fall plans for each weekly 
Sing begin, with each house choosing a 
date for its event. At this time Pegram 
House elected to present its annual Sing 
on February 22. The American Indians, 
Jenny Lind, Charleston dancers, and 
Romberg singers were Pegram House co- 
eds presenting the final result of much 
frantic planning, rehearsing, and worry- 

Preparation for a Sing usually begins 
two or three weeks before the Big Date. 
A director, assistants, and committees for 
costumes, scenery, props, and publicity 
are chosen. Since each House rivals the 
others for originality and content, the 
committees scramble for ideas for the 

The result of the idea scramble in Pe- 
gram House was, "Curtain Call," a musi- 
cal presentation of typical songs and 
dances of Early America, the Gay Nine- 
ties, the Roaring Twenties, and Our 

After a program is decided upon, girls 
are picked for each number. This is a 
time when the House's singing and danc- 
ing stars come into their own, and fit 
their talents into the Sing framework. 
Individual and group acts then rehearse 
separately. A few days before the Sing, 
however, they begin to rehearse the whole 
script. In Pegram the first rehearsal of 
the whole production was held the Sat- 
urday before the production in the House 

In the midst of bridge games, argyle 
socks, and coed chatter, the entire pro- 
duction was run through twice on Satur- 
day. Following this, a partial dress re- 
hearsal was held in the Auditorium from 
2 to 5:30 on Sunday afternoon. 

At the final rehearsal the tension grew, 
last minute props were gathered, and 
rough spots in songs and dances were 
ironed out on the sidelines. Tempers 

grew short, scenery was arranged, the 
show was prepared. For better or for 
worse, Pegram House was scheduled to 
do its bit in show business at 8 p.m. that 

And when the curtain went up — only 
a few minutes after 8 p.m. — the general 
consenus was that Pegram had done a 
mighty good job on its assignment. 
Things went off smoothly. The mike 
fell over only once, and song slides were 
all right side up. The scenery stayed in 
place, and the curtains worked satisfac- 

After the customary hymn was sung, 
the curtain went up on the traditional 
conception of the American Indian dance, 
representing entertainment of Early 
America. The dance was followed by a 
rendition of American ballads, a Hoe 
Down, and negro songs. 

In between each series of skits, the 
audience participated in songs represent- 
ative of the period. After singing "Short- 
nin' Bread" and other appropriate tunes, 
the curtain went up again on the Gay 
Nineties. This period was portrayed by 
a barber-shop quartet, a take off on Jenny 
Lind, and Pegram's version of a soft- 
shoe shuffle. Then came the Roaring 
Twenties, with its ukulele players, blues 
singers, and Charleston dancers. 

The last presentation was Our Times, 
with exhibition dancing in the form of 
the tango, the quartet — this time com- 
posed of "sophisticated" ladies — singing 
a Romberg medley, popular songs, and 
the jitterbug. 

To the tune of, "There's No Business 
Like Show Business," the traditional and 
over-worked finale song, the curtain rang 
down amid appreciative applause. Pe- 
gram's annual sing was over, but the flush 
of success was almost overlooked in the 
more immediate coed relief of a thing- 
done. And it was well done. 

It provoked the remark by one pro- 
fessor, "Everyone should make a point 
to go to the Sings given by the coed dorm- 
itories. Thev are always good and worth 

Dressed like the 
Roaring Twenties 
flapper, Mary Ram- 
seur of Lincolnton , 
N. C, sings, "Birth 
of the Blues." 

Three of the Sing's ramrods in- 
tently watch Sunday afternoon's 
rehearsal. Left to right, they 
are: Janet Drake, Newtonville, 
Mass., director; Ginny Hilhnan, 
Westport, Conn., narrator; and 
Polly Perry, Daytona Beach, 
Fla., Pegram House president. 

Taking two to tango, B. J. Mac- 
Lehose, Summit, N. J., and Ken 
Derrick, West Hartford, Conn., 
represent exhibition dancing 
popular in Our Times. Soft 
blue lights made this perform- 
ance one of the Sing's prettiest 
and most effective skits. 

Playing the amateur ukulele player's first-learned tune, "Five Foot Two, Eyes 
of Blue," Pegram coeds strum and sing in the Roaring Twenties skit. Forming 
a background for the song are coed "boys" and girls in flapper dress. 



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Last month and in February some 200 alumni and 
alumnae were invited to attend nine meetings held in 
various parts of the United States to begin the personal 
solicitation phase of the 1952-53 Loyalty Fund. Here 
are scenes from these meetings and here are some of the 
men and women who are making this year's annual 
giving program the best in history. 

(1) Miami, Florida. 
Left to right: W. Allen Tyree '22; Laurette Ryan '40; 

Herbert J. Herring '22; and Richard E. Paige '43. 

(2) New York City. 

Seated, left to right: Mary Marshall Ray (Mrs. Thomas 
A.) '43; Virginia Goodbody Whitcomb (Mrs. Wayne P.) 
B.S. '43; Dr. Charles E. Jordan '23; Alex H. Sands, Jr.; 
Benjamin F. Few '15, A.M. '16; Charles A. Dukes '29; 
Harold Cruickshank '41; and Robert F. Hall '38. 

Standing, left to right : William A. Siebenheller '47 ; Rob- 


Duke Alumni Register 

ert S. Puder, Jr. '42; George Pepper '52; 
Koy M. Anderson '44; Ealph J. Andrews 
B.S.M.E. '41; Billy B. Olive B.S.E.E. '48; 
Paul Venable B.S.M.E. '42 ; James A. Shea 
B.S.M.E. '42; John B. Stovall, Jr. B.S.E.E. 
'43; Stuart F. Miller '35; Bruce W. Boor- 
man '41; Robert J. Kirseh '42; Werner C. 
Brown '42; Lawrence K. Gessner '50; Law- 
rence T. Murphy, Jr. '52; William A. Bobb 
'46; Philip H. Gillis '38; William E. Tracy 
'39; and Arthur 0. Zech '48. 

(3) Washington, D. C. 

Left to right: Prank A. Bev'aequa '29; 
Boy Danzer, Jr. '36; Donovan S. Correll 
'34, A.M. '36, Ph.D. '39; Nancy Hanks '49; 
Dr. J. P. McGovern '43, B.S.M. and M.D. 
'45 ; Sidney S. Alderman '13 ; Senator Willis 
Smith '10; Charles S. Rhyne '34; Charles 
E. Jordan '23; Charles A. Dukes '29; Pran- 
ces A. Davis '32; Walter Harold Hayes '28; 
Maurace E. Roebuck B.S.E.E. '35; Alan G. 
Puryear '36 ; and James A. Mustard, Jr. '34. 
Host William M. Werber '30, is not in the 

(4) Atlanta, Georgia. 

Seated, left to right: T. R. Waggoner 
'22 ; Herbert J. Herring '22 ; Ollie M. Smith- 
wick '28. 

Standing, left to right: Charles B. Fisher 
'32; Kenneth R. McLennan '48; W. Allen 
Tyree '22; and Stanley P. Meyerson '37, 
LL.B. '39. 

(5) Nashville, Tennessee. 

Seated, left to right : Doris' Caveness Kirk 
(Mrs. William D.) '48; James W. Hawkins 
'49; Lucy Blue Van Voorhees (Mrs. Ed- 
ward B.) '45; Dutch McMillin '40; and 
Bennie Harris Edwards (Mrs. Ralph P.) 

Standing, left to right : Ralph P. Edwards 
'48; W. Allen Tyree '22; Sherwood Smith 
'50; Lynwood E. Brown '27; Herbert J. 
Herring '22; and Lee Davis '23. 

(6) Detroit, Michigan. 

Left to right: Dr. Ralph L. Fisher "18; 
Gloria Fletemeyer Schmidt (Mrs. W. H.) 
'46; Charles E. Jordan '23; Edward L. 
Henderson '40; Charles A. Dukes '29; John 
W. Carr, III B.S.E.E. '43; E. B. Brogan 
'44 ; and Philip G. Dibble '46. 

(7) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Seated, left to right : Paul L. Sample '18 ; 
Charles E. Jordan '23; Charles A. Dukes 
'29 ; E. Lauck Lanahan '43. 

Standing, left to right: George C. Hof- 
meister B.S. '46, B.S.C.E. '47; Leonard B. 
Wechsler '49; Richard E. Nelson B.S.E.E. 
'43; and Donald F. Anderson '41. 

(8) Jacksonville, Florida. 

Seated, left to right: Earl B. Hadlow 
'47, LL.B. '50; William H. Adams, III '47, 
LL.B. '50; Herbert J. Herring '22; and 
Jack H. Quaritius '48. 

Standing, left to right: W. Allen Tyree 
'22; Henry M. Searcy '47; William M. 
Courtney '38; and Robert C. Whitehead, Jr. 
'45, LL.B. '50. 

(9) Durham, North Carolina. 

Left to right: Samuel C. King '41; R. 
Shelton White '21; Bichard E. Thigpen '22; 
Blanche Barringer Brian (Mrs. Earl W.) 
'22, A.M. '31; Dr. A. Hollis Edens; and 
Charles P. Ballenger B.S.C.E. '36. These 
are but a few of some 75 area chairmen 
who attended the Durham meeting. 

April, 1953 

Take Another Look at the March Issue 

The "Guessing Game" Wasn't Intentional 

In last month's issue (March, pgs. 76-77), the Register introduced a new 
kind of guessing game. On a two-page spread there appeared 81 photographs 
of this year's area chairmen. Underneath the pictures there appeared only 
77 names, and only a few of the identifications corresponded to the location 
of the individual's photo. The game involved guessing who was who and 
who was missing. So far none of our disgruntled readers have reported their 

This was, of course, a purely inadvertent innovation. We didn't mean 
to make anybody guess, but somewhere during some frantic production ac- 
tivities, something happened. Just what, we're not sure, but in an effort to 
make amends we are printing below the correct identifications, and if you 
are still as confused as we must have been, please refer again to pages 76 and 
77 of the March issue and find out just who was supposed to be who. 

First Row — Atlanta and vicinity: Foster 
K. Ingalls '47, Jackson, Miss. ; H. Kenneth 
Saturday '45, B.S.E.E. '48, Birmingham, 
Ala.; William H. Shaw '26, M.E. '33, Co- 
lumbus, Ga. Detroit and vicinity: Betty J. 
Brogan '48, Grosse Pointe 36, Mich.; E. 

B. Brogan '44, Detroit 32, Mich.; Dr. John 
W. Carr, III B.S.E.E. '43, Ann Arbor, 
Mich.; R. Tazewell Creekmore '32, Indianap- 
olis, Ind.; Julian M. Scates '47, Chicago, 
111. Durham and vicinity: Samuel D. 
Bundy '27, Farmville, N. C; Floyd C. Cave- 
ness '18, Greensboro, N. C. ; Ivy Ellis Chad- 
wick (Mrs. M. P.) M.Ed. '45, New Bern, 
N. C; Skinner A. Chalk, Jr. '35, Morehead 
City, N. C; William E. Cranford '29, Dur- 
ham, N. C; O. E. Dowd '27, Greenville, 
N. C. ; Fred Folger, Jr. '49, Mt. Airy, N. C. ; 
Ralph W. Fonville B.S. '31, Reidsville, 
N. C; and William W. Fulp '32, Asheboro, 
N. C. 

Second row (Durham and vicinity con- 
tinued)— William H. Gatling '43, Norfolk, 
Va. ; B. P. Hammaek '49, Kannapolis, N. 
C; Margaret Frank Heath (Mrs. C. F.) '24, 
Clinton, N. G; Glenn L. Hooper, Jr. '47, 
LL.B. '52, Dunn, N. C; Weddie W. Huff- 
man '43, Newton, N. C. ; Carl L. Jones, Jr. 
'49, Laurinburg, N. C. ; Samuel C. King '41, 
Lincolnton, N. C. ; Eugene M. Levin 
B.S.M.E. '47, Newport News, Va.; Edward 
M. Linker '47, Martinsville, Va.; C. C. 
Linneman '41, Burlington, N. C. ; Lawrence 
D. Mangum '49, Hickory, N. C; Al New- 
man '45, Danville, Va. ; C. Louise Osteen '50, 
Rockingham, N. C. ; Stanton W. Pickens '26, 
Charlotte, N. C; Ida Grady Piatt (Mrs. J. 
A.) '28, Goldsboro, N. C; James C. Ratcliff 
'46, Lynchburg, Va.; and Wade M. Rhodes, 
Jr. '50, Portsmouth, Va. 

Third Row — (Durham and vicinity con- 
tinued) — H. Herman Roach, Jr. '47, Thom- 
asville, N. C. ; Albert M. Sharpe '49, Lum- 
berton, N. C; Ella Frances Sowers '51, 
Concord, N. C. ; R. Shelton White '21, Ra- 
leigh, N. C. Jacksonville and vicinity: Wil- 
liam H. Adams, III '47, LL.B. '50, Jack- 
sonville, Fla.; Margaret McClure Favero 
(Mrs. C. H.) '49, Clearwater, Fla.; William 

C. McLean, Jr. '49, Tampa, Fla.; Betsy 
Rankin Sinden (Mrs. R. H.) '45, St. Peters- 
burg, Fla. ; Earl J. Vaughan '49, Orlando, 
Fla. Miami and vicinity: Joyce Whitfield 

Dortch (Mrs. Hugh, Jr.) R.N. '46, West 
Palm Beach, Fla. Nashville and vicinity: 
Marjorie Frey Brown (Mrs. D. E.) '48, 
New Orleans, La.; Ralph P. Edwards '48, 
Chattanooga, Tenn. ; Marian C. Fox '48, 
Oak Ridge, Tenn. ; James Hawkins '49, 
Nashville, Tenn.; Arthur B. Rouse, Jr. '38, 
Lexington, Ky.; Frank W. Whatton '48, 
Louisville, Ky. New York and vicinity: 
Roy M. Anderson '44, Hempstead, Long 
Island, N. Y. 

Fourth Row (New York and vicinity con- 
tinued) — Ralph J. Andrews, Jr. B.S.M.E. 
'41, W. Hartford, Conn.; William A. Bobb 
'46, New York City (Orange and Rock- 
land Counties area); Richard C. Cook M.F. 
'49, New Brunswick, N. J.; Harold Cruick- 
shank '41, New York 17, N. Y. ; Lawrence 
K. Gessner '50, Plainfield, N. J.; Robert 
J. Kirseh '42, New York 1, N. Y. (Scars- 
dale area) ; Gustav B. Margraf LL.B. '39, 
Rye, N. Y. (Long Island Sound area) ; Lt. 
Col. Eugene Newsom, Jr. '34, Syracuse, 
N. Y.; Billy B. Olive B.S.E.E. '48, New 
York 5, N. Y. (Queens area) ; George Pep- 
per '52, Bronx 67, N. Y. (Bronx-Yonkers 
area) ; William Siebenheller '47, Staten 
Island, N. Y.; Paul Venable B.S.M.E. '42, 
Wyncote, Pa. (Darby, Pa. area) ; Arthur 
O. Zech '48, Brooklyn, N. Y. Pittsburgh 
and vicinity: Don Anderson '41, Pittsburgh, 
Pa.; William J. Lowry '47, LL.B. '49, Co- 
lumbus 15, Ohio; Edwin Polokoff '44, 
Snyder 21, N. Y. (Buffalo area) ; and L. B. 
Wechsler '49, McKeesport, Pa. 

Fifth Row — Washington and vicinity: 
Frank A. Bevaequa '29, Falls Church, Va. ; 
Donovan S. Correll '34, A.M. '36, Ph.D. '39, 
Silver Spring, Md. ; Frances A. Davis '32, 
Washington 8, D. C; L. Clarke Jones, Jr. 
'45, Richmond, Va.; W. James Miller '49, 
Charlottesville, Va.; Murray H. Owen, Jr. 
'40, Baltimore 1, Md. ; Maurace E. Roebuck 
'35, Arlington, Va. Other areas: Geraldine 
Ashworth '38, Bluefield, W. Va. ; Carolyn 
Young Dillon (Mrs. C. L.) '45, Kansas City 
13, Mo.; Charles H. Gibbs LL.B. '39, 
Charleston 43, S. C. ; Claiborne B. Gregory 
'34, San Antonio, Texas ; Dr. Harold H. 
Kuhn B.S.M. '38, M.D. '40, Charleston, 
S. C; Israel S. Larkin B.S.M.E. '47, Hous- 
ton 17, Texas. 


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1. Fbank H. Longino, Jk. Frank H. Longino, M.D. & B.S.M. '47. Dur- 
ham. N. C. 

2. Stuart Ambrose. Sam S. Ambrose, Jr. '43, M.D. '47. Durham. N. C. 

3. Daniel Marc Eberhart. "Sandy" Tecklin Eberhart (Mrs. W. P.) 
'46. Paris. France. 

4 Emmett Clive Willis. III. Mart Elliott Henderson Willis (Mrs. 
E. C.) '36. Helen Elizabeth Willis. Mart Hazel Willis. Craig 
Elliott Willis. Emmett C. Willis, Jr. Hickory, N. C. 

5. Linda Scott. Frank A. Scott '48, A.M. '49. Jeax- Bundt Scott 

(Mrs F. A.) B.N. '47. Frank A. Scott. Jr. Hyattsville, Md. Grand- 

lather: Edgar E. Bundy '12. Greatgrandfather: Rev. J. D. Bundy 

'78 (deceased). 

CHUtLOTTE Stump. Cessie Stump. Jackie Stump. Judt Stump. 

Lucile Hessick Stump (Mrs. L. J.) '37. Chevy Chase. Md. 

Bobbt Tomllnson. Anne Tomltnson. Charlotte Goree Tomlinson 

(Mrs. Robert L.. Jr.) '46. Memphis. Tenn. 

James Andrew Morock. Marion Moore Morock (Mrs. Emil P.) '37. 

Birmingham, Ala. 


Charlotte Corbin, '35, Editor 


Bayne A. Sparks '41, Verona, X. J. 
John C. McMaster '51, Winnsboro, S. C. 
Pvt. Eobert C. Wagner '52, Fort Jackson, 

S. C. 
Add Penfield '-40, Guilford College, N. C. 
1st Lt. E. A. Biekell A.M. '41, Livingston, 

Margaret Frank Heath (Mrs. C. F.) '24, 

Clinton, X. C. 
Ann Biehardson Winstead (Mrs. C. C. Jr.) 

'50, Boxboro, N. C. 
William F. Andrews '48, Maryville, Tenn. 
Algernon S. Xoell, Jr., B.S.M.E. '51, Wil- 
mington, Del. 
Ed M. Cavanaugh '51, Bainbridge, Md. 
Alexander T. Davison, B.S. '49, M.F. '50, 

Portland, Ore. 
Edward S. Drake '47, Endwell, X. Y. 
Bussell D. Stone '38, LL.B. '40, Wilmington, 

X. C. 
John C. Withington '43, M.D. '46, Savannah, 

''Bunny" Pethiek Bobinson (Mrs. Roger W.) 

'39,'Xutley, X. J. 
S. F. ("Steve") Franks '52, Chapel Hill. 

X. C. 
Jean Barbara Schmitt Earle (Mrs. Albert 

G.) '44, Mt. Lakes, X. J. 
Dr. John H. Furlong, Jr. '39, Wilmington, 

Bobert B. Bruton '29, Lexington, X. C. 
Charles B. Markham, Jr. '45, Washington, 

D. C. 
Pat McXamee '51, Jacksonville, Fla. 
I. S. Larkin, B.S.M.E. '47, Houston, Texas. 
Mary Ellen Lovelace Larkin (Mrs. I. S.) 

'46, Houston, Texas. 


Classes having reunions at Commence- 
ment, 1953, are as follows: '03, Golden 
Anniversary; '17; '18; '19; '20; '28, Silver 
Anniversary; '32; '33; '34; '43, Tenth Year 


Vice-President: Dr. T. T. Spence 
BEV. EDGAB L. SECBEST, administrative 
director of Independent Presbyterian 
Church, Savannah, Ga., lives at 117 East 
60th Street, Savannah. 


President: Vann V. Secrest, Sr. 
The address of COLOXEL BEVEELY C. 
SXOW is 15800 Boseoe Boulevard, Van Xuys 
P.O., Los Angeles, Calif. He has retired 
from active duty with the Army and is 
an engineer for A. X. Heuser-Busch, Inc. 

Marjorie Davis Mcintosh (Mrs. William C.) 

'41, West Hartford, Conn. 
Paul Huffman '47, Washington, D. C. 
Bussell S. Harrison '29, B.D. '34, Mount 

Olive, X. C. 
Guy P. Berner '40, Buffalo, X. Y. 
Marilyn Upp Berner (Mrs. G. P.) '42. 

Buffalo, X. Y. 
J. Garland Wolfe '46, Greensboro, X. C. 
2nd Lt. John M. Vilas, USMC '52, Fort 

Sill, Oklahoma. 
Charles B. Falls, Jr. '28, Gastonia, X. C. 
C. G. (Cocky) Bennett '28, Durham, X. C. 
Laura Deaton Batchford (Mrs. B. IT.) '28, 

Durham, X. C. 
Arthur P. Harris '28, Charlotte, X. C. 
Xellie Christian Weatherspoon (Mrs. E. B. I 

'28, Durham, X. C. 
Paul Ervin '28, LL.B. '31, Charlotte, X. C. 
Xeliie Scoggins Germino (Mrs. Dante) '28, 

Durham, X. C. 
John B. Copley '51, Elizabeth City, X. C. 
Bobert E. Fisehell, B.S.M.E. '51, Hyatts- 

ville, Md. 
Arthur A. Edwards, B.S.M.E. '47, Lareh- 

mont, X. Y. 
Arthur J. Miles '38, Woodcliff Lake, X. J. 
Fred Flowers '08, Wilson, X. C. 
James E. Bogers, B.D. '42, Swannanoa, X. C. 
William S. Hamilton '32, Hickory, X. C. 
Eric Tipton '39, Williamsburg, Va. 
F. Graham Yarborough '48, Portsmouth. Va. 
Betty Hathaway Yarborough (Mrs. F. G.) 

'48, Portsmouth, Va. 
2nd Lt. Peter G. Johnson, USMC '52, Pensa- 

eola, Fla. 

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President: T. C. Eirkman 
P. D. MIDGETT, JB. was recently elected 
District Governor of the Botary Club, for 
his district in Xorth Carolina. He makes 
his home in Engelhard, X. C, where he is 
manager of the Ice and Light Plant. 


President: Marshall I. Pickens 
A short time after his appointment by 
Governor Umstead, WILLIAM F. BAILEY 
of High Point, X. C, was sworn in as state 
civil defense director of Xorth Carolina. For 
the past two years he has been on leave 
from a position with the Triangle Hosiery 
Company of High Point during which time 
he has served the OPS as regional director 
for Virginia, Xorth Carolina, West Virginia, 
the District of Columbia and Maryland. 

President: Edward L. Cannon 
DB. OLIX B. ADEB '26, A.M. '28 holds the 
position of professor of mathematics at 
Xew Mexico State College, where his mailing 
address is Box 44, State College, X. M. 
'29, director of libraries at the University 
of Georgia, lives at 399 Parkway Drive, 
Athens, Ga. He and MRS. KELLAM, the 
former MARY UMSTEAD '27 have two 
children, a son and a daughter. 

27 > 

President: O. P. Johnson 
DAVID PEIMM, manager of Sears, Boe- 
buck and Company, Brooklyn, X. Y., lives 
at 207 Sidney Avenue, Malverne, L. I., N. Y. 

'28 — 

Silver Anniversary: Commencement, 1953 
President : Eobert L. Hatcher 
LOUISE AVETT is sixth grade teacher in 
Xorth Albemarle (N. C.) School and gives 
as her address, Box 282, Xorwood, X. C. 
From 1932-1945 she was a Methodist mis- 
sionary in China. She received her Master's 
degree in 1938 from Scarritt College, Xash- 
ville, Tenn. 

at 1902 Erwin Boad, Durham, where he 
works with recreation for Erwin Mills, Inc. 
They have two children, Charles G., Jr., 
aged 23, and Kemp, aged 18. 
LYMAX H. BISHOP of 141 Cooper Av- 
enue, Upper Montclair, X. J., is district 
superintendent of Xew Jersey Bell Tele- 
phone Company, with offices at 281 Wash- 
ington Street, Xewark 1, X. J. He and his 
wife have two children, Elisabeth C, aged 
17, and Eugenia G., aged 13. 
(MBS. DUNCAN J.) lives at 812 Xorwood 
Street, Fayetteville, X. C. She belongs to 
Highland Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville 
Woman's Club, The Fayetteville Garden 
Club, Xorth Carolina Camellia Society, and 
Highland Country Club. Mr. DeVane is a 
graduate of Xorth Carolina State College. 
XELL GABRABD, librarian of Cherokee 
County Public Library, Gaffney, S. C, lives 
at 809 College Drive in Gaffney. She is vice 
president of the Business and Professional 
Women's Club, president of the American 
Association of University Women, and an 
active member of Buford Street Methodist 
Church, all in Gaffney. 

The address of MABTIX T. GARBEX is 
508 Xorth Edgeworth Street in Greensboro, 

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N. C, where he is examiner for Postal 
Transportation Service. He is a member of 
First Congregational Christian Church; 
chairman, Board of Christian Education; 
president, North Carolina and Virginia Sun- 
day School ■ Convention of Congregational 
Christian Churches; chairman, Building 
Loan Fund Campaign Committee, Southern 
Convention of Congregational Christian 
Churches. He and Mrs. Garren have two 
sons; Charles Martin, aged 12, and Samuel 
Baity, aged 11. 

GENE B.) '28, A.M. '30 resides in Jackson, 
N. C, where she is a member of Jackson 
Methodist Church, Jackson Book Club, 
Wednesday Luncheon Club, and Easy Aces 
Bridge Club. She and Mr. Grant have two 
children: Bettie Carter, aged 17, and Eu- 
gene B., Jr., aged 13. 

SEY M.) lives at 192 Wembley Road, 
Asheville, N. C. She is a member of the 
Board of Trustees of Memorial Mission 
Hospital, president of the Women's Auxilia- 
ry of Memorial Mission Hospital, a mem- 
ber of the Girl Scout Council, and has 
worked on Community Chest campaigns for 
15 years, heading the Women's Division in 
1950. She and Mr. Gudger have two chil- 
dren: Marie Theresa, aged 14, and James 
Eugene, aged 11. 

ROBERT L. HATCHER, president of the 
Class of '28, is second vice president of 
The Chase National Bank of the City of 
New York, and lives at 42 Sage Terrace, 
Scarsdale, N. Y. He and Mrs. Hatcher 
have two children, Genevieve Ann, aged 13, 
and Robert L., Ill, aged nine. Mr. Hatcher 
belongs to Hitchcock Memorial Church, 
Scarsdale, The Bond Club of New York, 
The Municipal Bond Club of New York, 
New York Southern Society, North Caro- 
lina Society of New York, and Scarsdale 
Golf Club. 

BRYANT HINNANT '24 live at 1607 
Maryland Avenue, Durham. She teaches 
fourth grade at Bethesda School, Durham 
County. They have two children: John B., 
Jr. '51, and Louise, a student at the 
Woman's College of the University of North 

RICHARD C. HORNE is vice president of 
Esso S. A. Petrolera Argentina and lives at 
R. S. Pena 567, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 
He and his wife have one daughter, Frances 
Lucille, aged 18, now at Wellesley College. 

LER '30 make their home on Rt. 3, Wye- 
Way Road, in Knoxville, Tenn., where he is 
professor of law and Director of the Legal 
Aid Clinic of the University of Tennessee. 
They have two children; Charles H., aged 
19, and John M., aged 15. 

WILLIAM B. NEWBOLD manages the 
Sears, Roebuck and Company store in Baton 
Rouge, La. He and Mrs. Newbold have 
two children; Brad, aged five, and Anne 
L3 - nn, aged two. 

LESLIE) lives in Mechanicsville, Va., 
where she is a housewife and real estate 
broker in Oakley Agency. She was chosen 
1950 Christmas Mother for Hanover Coun- 
ty, Va. Her son, J. Leslie, Jr., is a major 
in pipe organ in the '53 class of the School 
of Music of Richmond Professional Institute 
of the College of William and Mary. 
operator of Purdy Vending Company, 321 
E. Morgan Street, Raleigh, N. C. He is a 
lieutenant commander in the United States 
Naval Reserve, and belongs to civic and re- 
ligious organizations in Raleigh. He and 
his wife have two sons: James Lewis, aged 
15, and Franklin Paul, aged six. 
MINTHORNE W. REED, now a retired 
colonel in the United States Air Force, lives 
at 8575 Bayshore Drive, Sunset Beach, St. 
Petersburg 6, Fla. He is a member of 
American Legion Post No. 1, Paris, France; 
Quiet Birdmen, New York Hangar, the Elks, 
and the Military Order of the Carabao, 
Washington, D. C. 

erator of a real estate and insurance agency 
in Davidson, N. C. She is very active in 
civic and religious organizations there. 
JOHNSON WALTERS '27 live at 525 West 
123rd Street, New York 27, N. Y., where he 
is minister of Woodycrest Methodist Church. 
They have four children; Juanita, Genevieve, 
Gwendolyn, and William. 
LUCY WESLEY, of 1108 Burton Avenue, 
Macon, Ga., teaches the second grade at 
Pearl Stephens Grade School, Bibb County, 
Macon. She belongs to Cherokee Heights 
Methodist Church, and the Nathaniel Macon 
DAR Chapter. 

ROY P. BASLER A.M. '30, Ph.D '31, make 
their home at 3030 Lake Avenue, Cheverly, 
Md. Mr. Basler, a noted authority on 
Abraham Lincoln, has a position with the 
Library of Congress. 

have two children: Martha, 12, and Mar- 
shall, Jr., seven. 

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President: Edwin S. Yarbrough, Jr. 
MARSHALL W. BUTLER B.S., superin- 
tendent of personnel at the Nitrogen Di- 
vision plant of Hopewell, Va., has been pro- 
moted to the position of assistant general 
superintendent. He and Mrs. Butler, who 
live at 507 Appomattox Street, Hopewell, 


President: William M. Werber 
HOMER L. LIPPARD has been promoted 
to Public Relations Supervisor of the Bell 
Telephone Company of Pennsylvania. He 
makes his home at 293 Jackson Avenue, 
Lansdowne, Pa. 


Next Reunion: Commencement, 1953 
President: John D. Minter 
In January ANDREW BERRY was one of 
three to conduct a course in insurance, in- 
come tax, and legal problems in Orange- 
burg, S. C. For two years, Mr. Berry served 
as a special agent for the Federal Bureau 
of Investigation. Since then, with the ex- 

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Next Reunion: Commencement, 1953 
President: The Reverend Robert M. Bird 
The present address of W. A. FULFORD, 
JR., is 1630 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, N. C, 
where he is with Storr Sales Company, office 
equipment and supplies. 


President: Larry E. Bagwell 
The address of CHAPLAIN CHARLES D. 
BEATTT, United States Navy, is USS 
CORAL SEA (CVA43), Fleet Post Office, 
New York, N. Y. His wife, CAROLINE 
RIEFLE BEATTY, and their three daugh- 
ters live at 1724 W. 48th Street, Norfolk 8, 

A. B. MONTGOMERY is a partner in the 
law firm of Faurest & Montgomery in Eliz- 
abethtown, Ky. 

ROBERT P. NIXON, controller of Frank- 
lin Electric Company, Bluffton, Ind., lives at 
104 E. Wiley in Bluffton. 


President: Frank J. Sizemore 
REV. R, LEON CROSSNO, new pastor of 
Branson Methodist Church in Durham, lives 
at 601 North Hyde Park Avenue. He and 
Mrs. Crossno have three children: Johnny, 
aged seven; Bobby, aged three; and Ken- 
neth, aged one year. Mr. Crossno was 
formerly pastor in Warsaw, N. C. 
industrial engineer for General Motors 
Company, Detroit, Mich., and lives at 1506 
West 12 Mile Road, Royal Oak, Mich. He 
is married and has two girls, 12 and 15 
years old. 

SON WILLIS (MRS. E. C.) and her 
charming family appears on the Sons and 
Daughters Page this month. The Willis' 
and their four children Mary Hazel, Helen 
Elizabeth, Emmett Clive III and Craig El- 
liott, live at 855 N. Center Street in Hick- 
ory, N. C. 

J. O. SNOWDEN A.M., executive director of 
Mississippi Children's Home Society, lives 
at 398 Wesley Avenue, Jackson, Miss. 


President : Dr. Kenneth A. Podger 
W. DARWIN ANDRUS B.D. is minister of 
Bellaire Methodist Church, Bellaire, Tex. 
GEORGE D. DAVIS of High Point, N. C, 
was New England Mutual Life Insurance 
Company's most valuable agent in North 
Carolina last year. Mr. Davis, who has 
offices at 521% North Main Street, was 
presented with the "Most Valuable Associ- 
ate'' award at a banquet. He wrote ap- 

proximately $750,000 in new coverage in 
1952 and ranked high in the company's 
Leaders Association. 

P.) is the mother of James Andrew Morock 
whose picture is on the Sons and Daughters 
Page. The Morocks live at 2645 Park Lane, 
Court E., Apartment F., Birmingham 9, Ala. 
Mr. Morock is manager of Bob Arnold 
Motors, Inc., Ford dealers. 
R. E. NITSCHKE M.D. is at Brooke Army 
Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, 

PLEDGER B.B. became visiting professor 
of Bible and sociology at Centenary College, 
Shreveport, La. Dr. Pledger has been a 
missionary to India since 1937 and at one 
time was assistant pastor of the Methodist 
Church in Longview, Tex. Prior to his ap- 
pointment he was district superintendent of 
the Baroda District of the Methodist 
Church, Baroda District, India. He is mar- 
ried and has three children. 
band, Leland J. Stump, are the proud 
parents of Charlotte, Cessie, Jackie and 
Judy, whose picture is on the Sons and 
Daughters Page of this issue. The Stumps 
live at 5620 Western Avenue in Chevy 
Chase, Md. 

'39 and HARRY A. WHITE A.M. live at 
26 Schuyler Road, Springfield, Pa. He is 
a personnel analyst, U.S.A. Depot, Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

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President: Russell Y. Cooke 
JACK), 850 N. McKnight Rd., University 
City 24, Mo., has been appointed National 
Public Relations Chairman of the Alumnae 
of Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority. 
is a missionary in Portuguese West Africa, 
where his address is Caixa Postal 68, Lu- 
anda, Angola. His duties include that of 
district superintendent, superintendent of 
the Mission School in Luanda, bookkeeper 
for the entire Mission area, and leader of 
the Social Center in the city. He and his 
wife have two children, Lindy, five, and 
Sallie Janette, born Dec. 9. 
WILLIAM S. HENCH, JR., who was dis- 
charged from the Army in August, 1952, 
is in the insurance business with Albert L. 
Allen Company, Inc., Harrisburg, Pa. He 
makes his home at 341 North 24th Street, 
Camp Hill, Pa. 

RICHARD S. NEWENS recently moved to 
187 Kenville Road, Buffalo, N. Y. He has 
been appointed zone manager for the Hud- 
son Sales Corp., for that region, after a 
17-months tour of duty with the United 
States Army. 

BERRY WILLIAMS '38, LL.B. '41 and 
have moved to 217 First Street, Ft. Myers, 
Fla., where they are engaged in residential 


Duke Alumni Register 

building, and plan eventually to open 
combination law and real estate office. 


President: Edmund S. Swindell, Jr. 
BUFORD BBANDIS A.M. '39, Ph.D. '42, 
1013 Woodley Place, Falls Church, Va., is 
research economist of the U. S. Chamber 
of Commerce. He formerly was consultant 
to the American Cotton Manufacturers In- 
stitute and the National Planning Associa- 
tion's Committee of the South. 
FLETCHER '40, and their six children live 
at 2 Upland Terrace, White Plans, N. Y. 
He is production manager at Thomas Nel- 
son & Sons, the publishers of the new Re- 
vised Standard Version of the Bible. 
JOHN A. FORLINES, JR., was married 
to Julia Dunn Tilley on Jan. 28 in Watts 
Street Baptist Church, Durham. They make 
their home at 2403 Glendale Avenue, Dur- 
ham, where he is secretary-treasurer of 
Dailey's, Inc., and serves as president of the 
Junior Chamber of Commerce. 
Winner of the first prize in the 1952 Travel 
Contest of The Instructor was LETITIA 
M. FRANK A.M., who wrote on the subject, 
"New Vistas Opened for Me in Europe," 
describing her last summer's travel experi- 
ences. Her manuscript, with illustrations, 
was published in the February issue of the 
magazine. Miss Frank teaches English, 
languages, and psychology in the high 

school at Ware Shoals, S. C, where she lives 
at 1 East Summit Street. 
Chosen the "Man of the Year" in Columbia, 
S. C, for 1952, was JOHN L. LENTZ, who 
was presented the Jaycee distinguished serv- 
ice award at a civic night banquet. Mr. 
Lentz is general manager of the Pulliam 
Parts Company, and current president of 
the Columbia Junior Chamber of Commerce. 
He has been active all year in many civic 
projects of Columbia, and also has served 
as president of the Columbia Duke Alumni 
Club and as a member of the Duke Univer- 
sity National Council. 

WOMBLE LONG make ther home at Ala- 
mance Acres, Burlington, N. O, and re- 
ceive mail at Box 1355, Burlington. He is 
an automobile dealer (Bick Long Motors, 

PATRICK I. NIXON M.D. is at Brooke 
Army Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, San 
Antonio, Tex. 

with two other Raleigh, N. C, attorneys to 
form the law firm of Poyner, Geraghty and 
Hartsfield, with offices at 2016 Cameron 


President: Andrew L. Ducker, Jr. 
KATHARINE REA A.M. lives at 1828-28 
Avenue, Meridian, Miss., and is admissions 
representative for the University of Missis- 

BAYNE A. SPARKS is eastern manager 
(Maine to Florida) for American Builder 
with offices at 30 Church Street, New York 
7, N. Y. He and Mrs. Sparks have two 
sons, Michael and Richard, and live at 30 
Lynwood Road, Verona, N. J. 
ALEX F. WINTERSON and his wife are 
living at 1033 Loyola Avenue, Chicago, 111., 
while he works for a government agency in 
that area. 


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President: John D. MacLauchlan 
CHARLES W. GEORGE A.M. of 1322 Pop- 
lar Street, Schenectady 5, N. Y., has been 
made manager of mechanical control systems 
of General Electric Company's General Engi- 
neering Laboratory in Schenectady. 
PIERRE P. POOLE M.D. is Chief of Staff 
at Mercy Hospital, Brownsville, Tex. 
JAMES M. POYNER LL.B. has joined 

President: Roger L. Marshall 
ROBERT D. AUFHAMMER live at 40-5 
Revere Road, Drexel Hill, Pa., where he is on 
temporary duty with the Pennsylvania Mu- 
tual Life Insurance Company in Phila- 

practices internal medicine and cardiology, 

The feeling of pride we have in our eighty-two years as 
printers, is based on the friends we have made and kept. 

We are exceedingly happy that we can count, among those 
friends, Duke University, which we have served since 1931, as 
printers of the nationally recognized Chanticleer — and in nu- 
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More and more families of Durham are 
selecting the Clyde Kelly church-like 
funeral chapel as their choice of places 
to hold funeral services. It is located on 
Broad Street. 

lives at 108 S. Kensington Place, Spring- 
field, Ohio. 

CLAY ROHRBACH is assistant advertising 
manager of the R. T. French Company in 
Eoehester, N. Y., where his residence ad- 
dress is 22 Ridgeview Drive. 
ATJDEEY SCHMIDT, who graduated from 
Fordham University Law School several 
years ago, is associated with the Spence, 
Hotehkiss firm, where she is in charge of 
estates, trusts, and tax work. She lives at 
7-13 N. Washington Square, New York, 
N. Y. 

HERBERT W. WALKER was married to 
Edna Elise Miller on Oct. 25, 1952, in Saint 
Luke's Lutheran Church, Woodhaven, N. Y. 
Their address is S734-80th Street, Wood- 
haven 21. 

JOHN) and Mr. Creighton expect to move 
about the 15th of this month to 62 Irving 
Avenue, Livingston, N. J. She is a legal 
secretary for The American Insurance Com- 


Tenth Year Reunion: Commencement, 1953 

President: Thomas E. Howerton 
SAM S. AMBROSE, JE. '43, M.D. '47, was 
released from active duty with the Navy in 
the fall and returned to Duke Hospital as 
assistant resident in urology. He, Mrs. 
Ambrose, the former Betty Stansbury, and 
young Stuart (see Sons & Daughters Page) 
live in Apartment L-I-C, University Apart- 
ments, Durham. 

CHARLES G. FRENCH B.S.E.E. is work- 
ing for Fairless Works in Morrisville, Pa., 
as utility electrical analyst in the utility de- 
partment. His job includes the scheduling 
and anticipation of the use of electric power 
of the entire mill facilities. His address is 
Corner of Pine and Summit, c/o Ernest 
Gamble, Langhorne, Pa. 

PROCTOE HARVEY M.D. is a consultant 
in cardiology at Walter Reed Hospital, 
Washington, D. C. 

REN S. LAMB B.S. '46 live at 806 12th 
Street, Gothenburg, Neb., where he is op- 
erations manager for Willow Products Com- 

The address of ESTEBAN PADILLA is 
Maximo Gomez 594 Baldrich, Hato Bey, 
Puerto Rico, where he has had his own 
architectural office since 1952. 
JOHN A. (ALEX) EADFOED lives at 46 
Harney Eoad, Scarsdale, N. Y. Since Dec. 
1, 1952, he has been managing editor of 
"Fountain & Fast Food," a publication of 
Bill Brothers Publishing Corporation, with 
offices at 386 Fourth Avenue, New York 16, 
N. Y. Previously he was editor of the 
Freehold Transcript, Freehold, X. J. 
(MRS. EGEBTON T.) practices medicine 
at 127 Spring Street, Darlington, S. C. 
RALPH) and Mr. Taylor have moved to 
Cranbury, N. J., where their mailing ad- 
dress is Box 368. Their home is a large old 

house in a quaint little town with one main 
street, one bus a day, and no trains. Mr. 
Taylor commutes every day to Rutgers. 


President: Matthew S. (Sandy) Rae 
RICHARD J. COOK of 21307 Beaehwood 
Drive, Rocky River, Ohio, has been elected 
vice president of William J. Merieka & 
Company, Inc., with offices in Union Com- 
merce Building, Cleveland, Ohio. He will 
continue also as director of the municipal 
bond department. 

Groome recently moved to 186 Ash Street, 
Park Forest, Chicago Heights, 111., where 
he is with the 9th Marine Reserve District, 
1212 North Lakeshore Drive, Chicago 10, 
111. They have two sons, Lyle and Malcolm. 
HUCKABEE of Pulaski, Va., announce the 
birth of a son, William Bowling, Jr., on 
Feb. 5. 

On February 1, MATTHEW S. ("Sandy") 
RAE, JR. '44, LL.B. '47, until recently re- 
search attorney to Hon. Douglas L. Ed- 
monds, Associate Justice of the Supreme 
Court of California, became associated with 
the law firm of Guthrie, Darling & Shattuek, 
Pacific Mutual Building, 523 West Sixth 
Street, Los Angeles 14, Calif. 
HARRY STEELMAN M.D. was called into 
the Army nearly two years ago and is as- 
signed as Chief of Neurosurgery at Walter 
Reed Hospital, Washington, D. C. He ex- 
pects to go into private practice in the West 
in a few months. 

opened offices for the practice of neurology, 
psychiatry, and electroencephalography at 
Pensacola, Fla. 


President : Charles B. Markham 
MARY A. CLARK has a position as admin- 
istrative assistant in merchandise at the 
Alexandria, Va., branch of Woodward and 
Lothrop. She makes her home at 3040 
Idaho Avenue, X. W., Washington 16, D. C. 
M.D., B.S.M. '47 live at 8528 Colonial Lane, 
Ladue 24, Mo., where he is an assistant resi- 
dent in surgery at Barnes Hospital. They 
have one daughter, Linda, aged one year. 
CAREY V. STABLER Ph.D. is Dean of the 
College, Florence State Teachers College, 
Florence, Ala. 

JACK PHILLIPS M.D. recently finished his 
residency in obstetrics and gynecology at 
Duke Hospital and has opened offices for 
practice in Jacksonville, Fla. 

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President: Philip G. Dibble 
at 110 Orange Street, Beaufort, N. C, while 
he is serving on the REQUIN out of Nor- 
folk, Va. 


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WILLIAM D. CONNOLLY lives at 7740 
S. W. 54th Court, Miami 43, Fla., where he 
is manager of the Senate Hotel. He and 
Mrs. Connolly have one child, William D., Jr. 
Little Daniel Marc Eberhart, whose pic- 
ture is on the Sons and Daughters Page 
of this issue, is the son of "SANDY" 
TECKLIN EBERHART and her husband 
W. Perry Eberhart. The Eberharts are liv- 
ing in Paris, France where Mr. Eberhart is 

their home in Washington, N. C. He is a 
dentist, having graduated from the Dental 
School of the University of Maryland in 
June, 1952. They have one son, Zeno L., 
Ill, aged one year. 

M.D. '48 gives as his address, P.O. Box 1202, 
Medical Group 2793D, McClellan A.F.B., Mc- 
Clellan, Calif. He expects to be at a hos- 
pital in Rochester, N. Y., after July 1. 
'48 and BAXTER W. NAPIER, JR. B.S. 
live in Buechel, Ky., where he is minister 
of Buechel Methodist Church. They have 
a year-old girl, Elizabeth Betts. 
Miss Phoebe Patricia Raney became the 
OGLESBY, B.D., in Camp Lejeune Prot- 
estant Chapel on Jan. 17. Lieutenant 
Oglesby is in the Chaplain Corps, United 
States Navy, and is Chaplain of the Mid- 
way Park Protestant Church, Midway Park, 
N. C. 

make their home at 1608 Coventry Road, 
Apt. 101, Cleveland 18, Ohio. He is a con- 
sultant for Ernst and Ernst, Accountants. 
(MRS. ROBERT L. JR.) and Mr. Tomlin- 
son are the parents of Bobby, '4 and Anne 
Tomlinson, 2, whose picture is on the Sons 
and Daughters Page. Charlotte writes that 
they are a little large for their age but 
that is only natural considering that their 
father is 6'4" and their mother 5'10". The 
Tomlinsons live 1093 Mt. Vernon, Memphis, 


President: John S. Lanahan 
Mrs. Susan Claghorn Pilling was married 
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, 
Pa., on Nov. 29, 1952, and their address is 
203 Terminal Ave., Philadelphia 18, Pa. 
JAMES R. ALEXANDER recently assumed 
the position of executive editor of The 
Freehold Transcript, Freehold, N. J. He 
and his wife have two children. 
Since last September EDWARD S. DRAKE 
of 3134 East Main St., Endwell, N. Y., has 
been a technical engineer with International 
Business Machines Corporation, Endicott, 
N. Y. He formerly was technical writer 
with Federal Tele-Communication Labora- 
tories, Nutley, N. J. Having received the 
A.M. degree from New York University in 

1950, he is now working toward his doc- 
torate at the same institution. 
EARL B. HADLOW '47, LL.B. '50 has been 
named third assistant to the County Solicitor 
in Duval County, Fla. Since his graduation 
from law school he has practiced law in 
Jacksonville, Fla., as a member of the firm 
of Durden, Whitehead, Hadlow, and Adams. 
He and Mrs. Hadlow, and one son, Richard 
Bryee, live at 1258 Donald Street, Jack- 

GEORGE W. HUELSER works for Ameri- 
can Broadcasting Company, 30 Rockefeller 
Plaza, New York, N. Y., and resides at 146- 
39 14th Avenue, Whitestone, N. Y. 
WERNER L. JAKOB give as their address, 
Box 71, Bagdad, Ariz., where he is an ento- 

QUENTIN B. KEEN A.M. is principal of 
M. C. Napier High School, Hazard, Ky., 
and makes his home in Lothair, Ky. 
(MRS. HENRY N.) and Mr. Lawrence of 
331 Clark St., Durham, announce the birth 
of a son, James Huckabee, on Feb. 3. 
M.D. '47, is an assistant resident in surgery 
at Duke Hospital. He and Mrs. Longino, 
the former Mary Darden Quinerly and their 
young son, Frank, Jr., whose picture is on 
the Sons and Daughters Page, live at 1414 
Viekers Avenue in Durham. 
ROY MAGRUDER, JR., is an inspector in 
the Mortgage Loan Division, of Prudential 
Life Insurance Company, Washington, D. C. 
He has one daughter, Barbara Gail, born 
July, 1951, and lives at 2104 Priehard Road, 
Silver Spring, Md. He was discharged 
from the Marine Air Corps in May, 1952. 
EVELYN MORGAN R.N., B.S.N., who is 
working at Cornell-New York Hospital, lives 
at 1303 York Avenue, New York, N. Y. 
A picture of FRANK A. SCOTT '48, A.M. 
'49, and JEAN BUNDY SCOTT R.N. '47, 
and their two children Linda and Frank, Jr., 
is on the Sons and Daughters Page of this 
issue. The Scotts live at 7203 Gallatin 
Street in Glenridge, Hyattsville, Md. Frank 
is working with Lamar and Bruce in Wash- 
ington, D. C. 


President: W. H. (Bakie) Palmer 
E. BERTRAM BERKLEY is back from 
Korea and gives as his address, Tension 
Envelope Corporation, 19th & Campbell 
Streets, Kansas City 8, Mo. 
LARD C.) and Mr. Godwin, live at 614y 2 
W. South Street, Angola, Ind., where he is 
taking mechanical engineering at Tri-State 
College and she has a position at the col- 
lege as chemistry laboratory instructor. 
JAMES M., JR.) lives at 444% A Avenue, 
Coronado, Calif. She and Lieutenant Ivey 
have a 19-month-old son, James M., III. 
to Barbara Jean McLane on Jan. 31 in St. 

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Patrick's Catholic Church, Charlotte, X. C. 
Mrs. Johnson, a graduate of Cornell Uni- 
versity, is program assistant at W-BTV in 
Charlotte, and Mr. Johnson is television 
producer there. 

the Tokyo General Dispensary, Tokyo, Japan. 
He expects to return to Duke this year. 
is Judge Advocate, U. S. Air Force, his 
address being 1701st A.T.W., Great Falls 
AFB, Great Falls, Mont. He is a member 
of the bar of the 17. S. District Court for 
the District of Columbia. 
JOSEPH K. REGISTER, who was sepa- 
rated from the United States Xavy in No- 
vember, 1952, is now a supply accountant 
with Purina Hilling Compauy and lives at 
2439 Ashley Road, Charlotte, X. C. 
LILLIAX GEORGE '49 live at 1427 X. 
Nash Street, Xo. 19, Arlington, Ya. For 


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the past two years Ann has been working 
in the accounting department of the Ameri- 
can Political Science Association. Mary 
and Lil are both at Walter Reed Hospital, 
where Mary is a secretary and Lil is in a 
chemistry laboratory. 

LL.B. '51 and Mrs. Yillanueva announce 
the birth of a son, Charles Edward, Jr., on 
December 24. The family makes its home 
at 157 Halsted Street, East Orange, X. J., 
while he is in the general practice of law 
with the firm of Van Riper & Belmont, 
Newark, X. J. 

LACE (MARTHA RUDY) announce the 
birth of a son, Thomas Rudy, on Jan. 19. 
The family makes its home at 525-33 Av- 
enue, Xorth, St. Petersburg, Fla. 


married to Miss Jeanne Martin Aug. 16, 
1952. is a senior medical student at the 
Medical College of South Carolina. Charles- 
ton, S. C, where he resides at 70 Ashley 

JACK E. FREEZE B.S.M.E. makes his 
home at 6305 Liberty Road, Baltimore 7, 
Md., where he has a position as sales engi- 

JOHN W. KXIGHT, a graduate also of 
M.I.T., is an electrical engineer with West- 
inghouse, and lives at 15 Overbrook Road, 
Charlottesville, Ya. 

SAMUEL G. LATTY M.D. is at Brooke 
Army Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, San 
Antonio, Tex. 

was married to Miss Margaret Mae Hamil- 
ton ou Jan. 31, in First Baptist Church of 
Heaufcrt, N. C. He and Mrs. Moore, who 
is attending East Carolina College, live in 
Greenville, X. C, where he is with Coastal 
Refrigeration Company. 

WIN H., II) and Dr. Updike have a daugh- 
ter, Dorothy Roane, born on July 1, 1952. 
At present the family lives at Moseman 
Avenue, Katonah R. F. D., N. Y., but on 
July 1 of this year, Dr. Updike will begin 
a residency in internal medicine at Mayo 

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President : Henry O. Lineberger. Jr. 
LUTHER FISHER '54 were married Jan. 
25, in Betsy Cheek Chapel of the First 
Baptist Church, Durham, and make their 
home at 819 Third Street in Durham. He 
plans to enter Duke Medical School next 

'52 who lives at Georgia Tech, Lawson Apt. 
210-D, Chamblee, Ga., is junior resident in 
internal medicine at the Veterans Admin- 
istration Hospital, Atlanta, Ga. He and 
Mrs. Davenport have one daughter, Holly 
Sue, born Jan. 21. 

A daughter, Sheryl Helen, was born on 
Dec. 8, 1952, to EXSIGX GERARD L. 
GOETTEL, and MRS. GOETTEL '51, who 
are living on Guam, their mailing address 
being P. O. Box 24, Com. Xav. Mar., Guam, 
M. I., e/o FPO, San Francisco, Calif. Mrs. 
Goettel is the former ELEAXOR PRAE- 

ARTHUR GOODMAX, JR., is with Carolina 
Wholesale Fabrics Company. Route 10, Box 
591-B, Charlotte, X. C. 

P. FRANK HANES, JR., lives at 952 Fifth 
Avenue, Apt. A, Xew York, X. Y. He is 
connected with P. H. Hanes Knitting Com- 
pany, with offices in Suite 5515 Empire 
State Building. 

MAXIXE M. HOFMANN was married to 
Lieutenant William H. Schumacher, Jr., on 
Dec. 20. They make their home at 5426 
Carvaron Street, Lansdale Gardens Apts., 
Norfolk, Ya., where lie is stationed with 
the Naval Air Force. 

the L'nited States Air Force, stationed at 
Goose Bay, Labrador, as a special investi- 
gator in the Office of Special Investigations, 
I G (Inspector General). He will return to 
the States in February, 1954, and expects a 
discharge in June, 1954. He was married 
Feb. 2, 1952, to Miss Ann Gilpin, from 
his home town of Tupelo, Miss. 
CUISTON was married to Charles Scott 
Venable, Jr., in the Home Moravian Church, 
Winston-Salem, N. C, on Jan. 31. Mr. 
Venable, a graduate of the University of 
Xorth Carolina, is executive secretary of 
the State Tuberculosis Association in Ra- 
leigh, X. C, where they make their home 
at 2518 Fairview Road, Apt. A-l. 

FRED ARXOLD McXEER, JR., lives at 
London Terrace Towers, 465 W. 23rd Street, 
Apt. 7G, Xew York 11, X. Y. He is with 
the City Mortgage Department of Equitable 
Life Insurance Company in their home 
office at 393 Seventh Avenue, Xew York. 
Thomas Patrick Matthews, who were mar- 
ried Oct. 10, 1952, live in White Oak, S. C, 
where he is a cattleman. Mr. Matthews 
is a graduate of the University of Xorth 

DAVID G. PORTER teaches in Palmer In- 
corporated Schools, Palmer, Alaska, where 
his address is Box 781. He received his 
A.M. degree in August, 1952. 

DORIS RAIXEY R.N., B.S.X. works for 
Seaboard Airline Railway as a nurse-hostess 
on the New York to Florida run. Her 
home address is 19 Biloxi Place, Ferguson 
Park, Newport News, Ya. 


A. REED of Durham, announce the birth 

of a daughter, Kathryn Elaine, on Jan. 7. 

Mrs. Reed is the former LOUISE ELLIOTT 


VAN XATTA RUFFXER, JR., lives at 15 

W. 701 Street, Orangeburg, X. Y., where 

he is doing personnel work. 


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of the Chamber of Commerce in Harlan, Ky. 
Last year he was with the Winston-Salem, 
N. C, Chamber of Commerce as member- 
ship director. 

W. Ferry Street, Buffalo 22, X. Y., was 
married to Miss Laura Dyson on Sept. 29, 
1951. He is now working as mechanical 
foreman for Bethlehem Steel Company, 
Lackawanna, N. Y. 

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JAMES A. CARPENTER B.D., deacon-in- 
charge of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal 
Church, Pittsboro, N. C, was ordained priest 
on Feb. 11. 

A. JAMES GREENE is a reporter for the 
Jersey Journal, Jersey City, N. J., and lives 
at 2635 Hudson Boulevard, North Bergen, 
N. J. 

The address of LOVE LINDSAY HARDA- 
WAY (MRS. R. E., Ill) and Lieutenant 
Hardaway, is 1701 Air Transport Wing, 
Great Falls AFB, Gieat Falls, Mont. He 
flies materiel air transport out of Montana. 

ANN CAROL HOGUE was married to Rob- 
ert Warren Milbank, a graduate of Johns 
Hopkins University, on Feb. 7 in Epworth 
Methodist Church, Atlanta, Ga. They make 
their home in New York, N. Y. 
RY S., JR.) and Mr. McCreary, who were 
married on Sept. 20, 1952, make their home 
at 1400 Maple Drive, Pittsburgh 27, Pa. She 
is a computer for Westinghouse Atomic 
Power Division, and Mr. McCreary, a grad- 
uate of Auburn, is an engineer for the 
same concern. 

A recent visitor to the Alumni Office was 
JOHN C. MeMASTER of Winnsboro, S. C. 
One look at the grin on his face showed 
that he had just been discharged from the 
Marine Corps after completing his tour of 
duty. He said that he had seen many 
Duke men in Korea, including BILL RICE, 
BRITT, and PAUL KEYE, all class of 1951. 
RICHARD C. MARTIN, a salesman for 
Hamilton Watch Company, lives at 628 N. 
Congress, Jackson, Miss. 
ROBERT W. MATHERS, of 6700 S. W. 
64th Avenue, South Miami, Fla., is a bank 

J. PERKINSON, JR., live at 1016 Bynum 
Street, Wilson, N. O, where he is with In- 
ternational Harvester. They have a daugh- 
ter, Lillian McLeod, born Nov. 13, 1952. 

to Marion Reese Cochran, a graduate of 
North Carolina State College, in Wesley 
Memorial Methodist Church, High Point, 
N. O, Jan. 17. She is employed in the 
admitting office of High Point Memorial 
Hospital, and he is engineer for the City 
of High Point. They make their home at 
314 Howell Street, High Point. 
IRA ALVIN SMITH was married to Mrs. 
Sue Watson Gross, in the parsonage of 
Glenwood Methodist Church, Greensboro, 

N. C, Jan. 24. He is president of S. C. 
Smith Plumbing and Heating Company, and 
she is employed by Jefferson Standard Life 
Insurance Company. They make their home 
at 1507 Marion Street, Greensboro. 
to Lieutenant George William Pollock, Jr., 
a graduate of Cornell University, on Dec. 
26, in First Presbyterian Church, Evanston, 
111. They are making their home in Vir- 
ginia while he is stationed at Fort Lee. 
whose address is Box 11, Catlett, Va., an- 
nounce the birth of a daughter, Teresa Ruth, 
on Feb. 10. He is pastor of the Fauquier 
Charge there. 

of 2204 Pinecrest Rd., Greensboro, N. O, is 
in the Mediterranean aboard the U"SS MID- 
WAY. He played No. 4 on the Navy tennis 
team which won the fleet championship in 
Newport, R. I., last summer. 

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President: Richard J. Crowder 
BRACKNEY was married to Betty Lou 
Pace, on Feb. 7, in Ellington Air Force 
Base Chapel, Houston, Tex. Mrs. Brackney 
is a graduate of Stratford College, Danville, 
Va. They live in Biloxi, Miss., where he is 

BROOKS, JR. '23, of Durham, in Raeford, 
N. C, on Feb. 14. They make their home 
at Cherry Point, N. C, where he is stationed 
with the Marines. 

ALD C. DOHNER make their home at 845 
Bryan Street, Raleigh, N. C. 

Since graduation ENSIGN WALTER V. 
(RED) DUNNE has been to San Francisco 
and San Diego, Calif., Houston, Tex., Nor- 
folk, Va., Greenland, Newfoundland, and 
left for Europe the first week of November. 
As communications officer aboard the USS 
MONONGAHELA, he has been getting to 
see a great deal of the Mediterranean ports. 
42, Fleet Post Office, New York, N. Y. 

ANN GOODE was married to Lieut. Comdr. 
Deale Binion Cochran on Feb. 14 in First 
Methodist Church, Lincolnton, N. C. They 
make their home in Arlington, Va., while he 
is on the staff of the Chief of Naval Op- 
erations in Washington, D. O, and she is 
with the Department of Defense. They will 
live in Mobile, Ala., after his release from 
active duty in June. 

ried to Sarah Ann Swain on Jan. 31, in 
Grace Methodist Church, Greensboro, N. C. 
They live at 306-D Ashland Drive, Greens- 

Miss Annette Marie Auld, a graduate of 
Barnard College, and the Management Train- 
ing Program of Radcliffe College, was mar- 

ried to THOMAS V. KAICHER M.D. in 
the Church of St. Andrew, Flushing, N. Y. 
on Jan. 17. Dr. Kaicher has completed an 
internship at Duke Hospital, and has been 
appointed to a surgical internship at Kings 
County Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y. Mrs. 
Kaicher is personnel and public relations 
officer of The Brooklyn Hospital. 

graduate school at the University of Flori- 
da, his address being Mounted Route 2, 
Kirkwood, Gainesville, Fla. 
ried to Dr. William Thomas Pennell on 
July 5, 1952. Her parents' address is. 84 
Woodward Avenue, Asheville, N. C 
THELMA (T) STEVENS lives at 2224 
Hall Place, N. W., Washington, D. C. She 
has joined the staff of Congressman Charles 
E. Bennett from the Second District of 

Assistant Staff Judge Advocate at Moody 
Air Force Base, Georgia, and lives at 1705 
Clover Drive, Valdosta, Ga. 
JOHN C. WILLIAMS is working in the 
purchasing department at Duke, where his 
address is Box 4156, Duke Station. 



Looruis McArthur Goodwin '12 of 1509 
Spring Garden Street, Greensboro, N. C, 
succumbed March 2 while on a business 
trip in Detroit, Mich. 

Mr. Goodwin was affiliated with the 
Educator's Mutual Insurance Company 
with offices in Raleigh, N. C, and Greens- 

He served as chaplain at Central Prison 
for 17 years before moving to Greensboro 
in 1935. He was founder and president 
of the Raleigh Motor Car and Machine 
Company for many years. He later be- 
came state manager for the National 
Casualty Insurance Company with offices 
in Raleigh. 

Among his survivors are his wife, two 
daughters, and one son. 


Lilian Bridges Stewart '29 succumbed 
on October 21 in a New York hospital 
after an acute illness of two months. 

Born in Kobe, Japan, Miss Stewart 
lived in Japan for some years, attending 
high school partly in Japan and partly in 
the United States. She was graduated 
from Canadian Academy in Kobe in 1925, 
and from Duke in 1929. 

After her graduation Miss Stewart 
taught in a Congregational Church school 
in Japan for two years, and then took a 
business course in Manila, P.I., and be- 


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came a stenographer. Returning to Japan 
in 1936, she taught there until 1938 when 
she came to the United States. She had 
been ill for some time before her death. 
Among her survivors are her father, 
Rev. S. A. Stewart '00, A.M. '04 of Mesa, 
Ariz., and a brother, James L. Stewart 

THOMAS J. MOORE '43, M.D. '45 

Thomas J. Moore '43, M.D. '45 of Red- 
ington Beach, St. Petersburg, Fla., died 
Feb. 21 in Duke Hospital, after a long 

In addition to his private practice, Dr. 
Moore was a staff member at Mound Park 
and St. Anthony's Hospitals, in St. 

After his graduation from Duke Med- 
ical School, Dr. Moore entered Army Med- 
ical service in 1946. 

He was a member of the American 
Medical Association, Florida State Med- 
ical Association, and Pinellas County 
Medical Association. 

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. 
Nancy Spangler Moore '44, and a daugh- 
ter, Catherine Dale, who live at 15601 
Redington Drive, Redington Beaeh, and 
his mother, Mrs. D. D. Moore of Bronx- 
ville, N. Y. 


George B. Brailsford '56 of West Palm 
Beach, Fla., was killed in an automobile 
accident on December 28. 

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. 
Irene Brailsford of West Palm Beach, and 
a brother, Walter. 


(Continued from page 94) 
especially for me, because in this far 
distant land I rarely have a chance to 
see a Duke alum — let alone such a close 
college friend. 

There were loud cheers for the Blue 
Devils here last fall. What a wonderful 
season the team had ! We certainly hope 
that we can give our cheers from the 
grandstands before too many years go by, 
but until then I'll continue to rely on the 
Alumni Office and the Alumni Register 
to keep me in touch with dear old Duke. 
It's always wonderful to get the Register 
and I gobble up every bit of news it con- 

Unfortunately, I can't contribute any 
"copy" for the next issue. Nothing ex- 
traordinary has happened to us, though 
we've kept very busy with everything 
from campaigning for Ike to hunting and 
skiing to a whirl of holiday festivities. 

Now that the New Year is here, I'm 

making plans for a busy and productive 
year. I hope that I'll be able to take some 
education courses this spring tliat will 
qualify me for a temporary teacher's cer- 
tificate. The assistant superintendent of 
schools here has told me that I must have 
my college records sent to our state cap- 
itol for evaluation in order that she may 
determine what courses I need to take. I 
should appreciate it very much if you 
would have a transcript of my courses 
and grades sent immediately. 

If you ever hear from any Dukesters 
that they have landed in the Northwest, 
do tell them to get in touch with us. We 
should love to show them some of the 
same hospitality that I so often enjoyed 
in the South. 

Thanks again for your wonderful help- 

Observations on Europe 

(Continued from page 106) 
with France, have led the way in the slow 
and uncertain climb toward a United 

The United States, in my opinion, has 
not received the cooperation and results 
in Europe we should have been able to 
expect from our expenditure of money 
and effort. Lightning has flashed, thun- 
der has rolled, and a flea has been killed. 

There has been too much slippage, and 
leakage, and lack of concrete results and 

We must stop being stampeded into 
reckless spending every time one of our 
allies threatens to pull out or "commit 
suicide" if we don't come across with so 
many more millions of dollars which they 
have decided they want. Surely this is a 
new form of international blackmail, and 
some of our allies in NATO have been 
practicing it with all too much success at 
the expense of a nervous Uncle Sam. We 
need to stop it, and it is to be hoped that 
President Eisenhower with his realistic 
background in this sort of thing will, as 
Dulles has already indicated, insist on 
more performance from Europe. 

The fact of the matter is that the 
United States is doing more percentage 
wise than our allies. For example, we 
have more of our young men under arms 
than any other NATO country. (21 per 
1000 population compared with less than 
18 per 1000 in France, 16 in United 
Kingdom, 12 in Belgium). In 1953 the 
Mutual Security Administration estimates 
that the United States will spend approx- 
imately 18% of gross national product on 
defense expenditures. This compares 
with approximately 8% for all our NATO 
allies averaged together. 

America's Marshall Plan achieved its 

purpose of revitalizing war-torn econo- 
mies and preventing Communistic vic- 
tories from WITHIN. Our Mutual Se- 
curity program of preventing Commu- 
nistic victories from WITHOUT has met 
with only limited success. The time has 
come, and with a new Administration, 
indeed the time is appropriate, for a re- 
examination of American policy in Eu- 

Some Recommendations 

Specifically there are five recommenda- 
tions which, on the basis of my observa- 
tion and experience with NATO, I be- 
lieve the U. S. with profit could follow 
and which are consistent with American 
and NATO security requirements : 

1. Cut out all economic aid to Europe 
and concentrate on direct and strictly 
military assistance. This would enable 
us to slash the overstaffed American 
agencies abroad and would put a limited 
amount of dollars to work where needed. 
We need to plug the holes. During the 
past two fiscal years, Congress voted 10.9 
billions of dollars for mutual assistance 
abroad — the results do not speak well for 
this much tax "blood." 

2. Mutual Security Agency (MSA) 
should be abolished and the military as- 
sistance program should be administered 
by the Defense Department and the other 
aspects of MSA should be administered 
by the State Department. This would 
enormously simplify our complicated in- 
ternational organization. In every Eu- 
ropean capital, MSA has established a 
growing bureaucracy . . . complete with 
automobiles, chauffeurs, and large staffs 
of high-salaried experts which rival the 
U. S. embassies in numbers and activity. 
Tn Par's alone, over a thousand employees 
are listed in the directory of the MSA 
alone. The U. S. also has the shocking 
total of 4 Ambassadors in Paris. How 
can we sneak with one voice? "We are 
choking the dog to death with butter." 

3. In order to avoid the sort of bi- 
lateral squabbling which has marked our 
recent relations with France over the 
size of U. S. aid, we should make the 
North Atlantic Council itself the agency 
through which we would allocate a lump 
sum for military assistance. The NATO 
council could then assign the amount, with 
U. S. advice, to individual countries, and 
this would thereby relieve us of this neces- 

4. America should provide for "trade 
not aid" by lowering U. S. tariffs. Just 
as England must import to exist eco- 
nomically, so the U. S. must export to 
keep its economic system going. If we 
refuse to buy abroad because we fear 
competition — we, the most competitive 

April, 1953 


country in the world ... if we refuse to 
lend . . . we, the richest country in the 
world . . . then we will have to give. 
Trade instead of aid should be easy, since 
it asks us to do no more than consume 
as much as we produce and sell. The 
world has much that we desire and need 
and much that will raise our standard of 
living. We need to let the world earn 
our dollars and thereby become self re- 

5. We should continue to insist on Eu- 
ropean Unity and to push for its realiza- 
tion by every means. The Europeans 
themselves through various plans such as 
the Schuman plan for coal and steel, the 
European Defense Community now pend- 
ing and the European Payments Union 
are cooperating with each other as never 
before. We should continue to help them 
help themselves in this direction by di- 
recting our aid accordingly. 

It seems to me that these are realistic 
steps which will give us some greater 
measure of achievement for our contribu- 
tion. Otherwise we must anticipate a 
state of diminishing returns for all our 
money and effort in Europe. 

Because my personal experience has 
more recently been in Europe, this article 
does not touch on Asia, yet Europe can- 
not be considered by America without 
Asia's also being considered, since defeat 
in one will inevitably spell defeat in the 
other and the loss of both continents 
would mean, in the eyes of most ob- 
servers, our ultimate defeat and ruin. 

Center of the Stage 

It may be difficult for Americans to 
realize that we occupy the world stage — 
to be sure an unsought honor. It is 
difficult for us to know the impact of 
our thinking upon the world. Our news 
makes the headlines around the globe and 
sometimes when we sneeze, certain areas 
of the world almost collapse with pneu- 

The world stage we have been thrust 
upon is unfortunately not as we would 
have it, but as it is, and if the melaneholy 
lessons of history prompting us from the 
wings have anything to teach us, it is 
that fundamental conflicts between na- 
tions have more often than not been 
settled by force of arms. As it was true 
of Greece and Persia, Athens and Sparta, 
Rome and Carthage, Germany and 
France, the American Xorth and South, 
and in our time America and Japan and 
Germany ... we must ask ourselves : 
will it also be true of the United States 
and Russia? 

Of all prizes which in the past have 
tempted would-be conquerors, science, 
with its communications, speed, and 

weapons, has now placed the most tanta- 
lizing and glittering prize of all on the 
auction block — the whole earth. We alone 
stand in the way. Dare we trust that the 
Kremlin won't be tempted to adventure? 
We must work for peace, but if war 
comes we cannot afford to be unprepared. 
As we thus stand in the midst of 
"World War 2.5" with one foot in the 
Atomic Age and the other in the Hydro- 
gen Age, it is almost trite to emphasize 
that we will need an unprecedented quan- 
tity of patience, wisdom and courage. We 
will also need every ally . . . Franco and 
Tito, France and Germany, Chiang Kai 
Shek and Japan. 

In the final analysis, however, while 
the rest of the free world looks over its 
shoulder in our direction for help, to 
whom can we look except to the God of 
our fathers and to ourselves? 

On the day of trial, should it come, 
Communist hordes might outnumber us, 
in which case only a dedicated "Gideon 
army" of Americans could hope to win at 
our "Marathon." Whatever the future 
may hold, Duke Universitv is fulfilling 
the mission described for it by the late 
a'reat President Few and more recently 
implemented by President Edens of de- 
veloping young men and women who are 
both idealists and heroes. Idealists be- 
cause thev have been trained to stand 
for something, to believe in the right and 
to work for the highest fulfillment of 
mankind; . . . and heroes because thev are 
prepared to defend the ideal of right. 
"And how can man die better 
Than facing fearful odds, 
For the ashes of his fathers 
And the temples of his gods?" 


Iii Service 

Ens. Donald Hall Townsend B.S.E.E. 
'51 was recently transferred to the Engi- 
neering Section of the First (Boston) 
Coast Guard District. Mrs. Townsend 
(Lillian Grainger '51) and their year-old 
son, Donald Brace, live at 72S Stradone 
Road, Bala-Cynwyd, Pa. 

Commissioned with the rank of Ensign, 
U. S. Coast Guard Reserve is Ray C. 
McCraw '51, after a successful comple- 
tion of a four-month course at the Coast 
Guard Academy. Ensign and Mrs. Mc- 
Craw (Elizabeth Randolph '52) make 
their home at 11 Waverly Place, New 
York. X. Y. 

Cpl. William S. Hodges '48, of 3744 
Buchanan Avenue, Memphis, Tenn., has 
graduated from the European Command 
Medical Training Center in Degerndorf, 
Germany. A pharmacist at the 2nd Field 
Hospital, he entered the Army in Sep- 
tember 1950. 

Recently promoted to Army corporal 
was Clay M. Goodson '54 of 914 Walker 
Avenue, Winston-Salem, N. C, who is 
serving in Germany with the 4th Infantry 
Division. He joined the division last Oc- 
tober and is currently assigned as a tank 
commander in Company B of the di- 
vision's 40th Tank Battalion. 

Promoted to first lieutenant while serv- 
ing in Korea was John C. Ellsworth '50, 
of 1619 Mirabeau Avenue, New Orleans, 
La. A platoon leader with the 23d In- 
fantry Regiment's Company H, Lt. Ells- 
worth joined the 2d Division last October. 
He served 13 months as an enlisted man 
before receiving his commission from the 
Infantry School at Fort Benning, Ga. 

Army Pvt. Richard A. Reznick '53, of 
58 Calhoun Street, Torrington, Conn., re- 
cently left Fort Dix, N. J. to attend 
Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, 
Ga. Private Reznick entered the Army 
last September and had been at Fort 
Dix for basic training. 

The 1953 Commencement 

(Continued from page 99) 

following the General Alumni Associ- 
ation banquet. 

The classes of 1917, '18, '19, and '20 
will also return for reunions this year 
and these classes have scheduled joint 
events. At 4 :00 p.m. Sunday they 
will hold an open house in the West 
Campus Union Ballroom followed by 
a joint dinner in the Union at 5 :30 
p.m. The presidents of these classes 
are: John 0. Durham '17 of Gastonia. 
N. C, Dr. Ralph L. Fisher '18 of De- 
troit. Mich.. Lieut. Col. Hugh L. 
Caveness '19 of Raleigh, X. C, and 
Bernice Rose '20 of Durham. 

Other reunion classes are 1932, '33. 
and '34 and these classes also will hold 
a joint reunion. The first event will 
be an open house in the new Graduate 
Living Center from 3 :30 to 5 :00 p.m. 
on Saturday. The second event will 
be a luncheon at 1 :00 p.m. Sunday in 
the West Campus Union. The presi- 
dents of these three classes are : Rob- 
ert W. (Shank) Warwick '32 of States- 
ville, N. C, John D. Minter '33 of Ra- 
leigh, and the Rev. Robert M. Bird '34 
of Concord, N. C. 


Duke Alumni Register 

The^VClinggSt&t^Ever Built ! 

The 1953 Nash Ambassador "Country Club" styled by Putin Farina. Hood ornament designed by Petty, white sidewalls, optional. 

To those who travel a lot and like it — there's nothing 
to match the new 1953 Nash Airflyte. 
See it now. You'll say that the 1953 Nash is the 
"travelingest car ever." Try its sensational new power 
and economy, its matchless ride. Here are the widest 
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widest one-piece windshield. There's room aplenty for 

your luggage, and its Weather Eye Conditioned Air 
System provides all-weather living room comfort. 

Let your roving dreams come true. See the beautiful 
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wheel of the new 1953 Airflyte! 


New! Nash Power Steering, optional on 
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one who travels . . . for hunters, fishermen. 
Exclusive Reclining Seats adjust to five po- 
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3 Great Engines: In the Ambassador, you 
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(Member of American Alumni Council) 

Published at Durham, N. C, Ten Months a Year 
in the Interest of the University and the Alumni 


May, 1953 

No. 5 


Letters 126 

East and West 129 

Nation's Physicists at Duke 132 

From the Faculty 133 

Activities of Alumni 134 

AFROTC After Four Years 136 

The Undergraduate View 137 

Durham's First 100 Years 138 

University Bights and Responsibilities 140 

Spring Sports Reviewed 142 

Sons and Daughters 144 

News of the Alumni 145 

Charles A. Dukes, '29 

Director, Alumni Affairs 

Roger L. Marshall, '42 

Assistant Editor 
Mary A. Flanders, '52 

Associate Editor 
Anne Garrard, '25 
Advertising Manager 
Fred Whitener, '51 

Staff Photographer 
Jimmy Whitley 

Two Dollars a Year 

20 Cents a Copy 

The IHike University Alumni Register, founded in 1915, is pub- 
lished ten months in the year in January, February, March, 
April, May, June, September, October, November, and De- 

Entered as Second-Class Matter at the Post Office at 
Durham, N. O, Under the Act of March 3, 1879. 

The Cover 

The social highlight of the spring season — perhaps 
even of the entire year — is "Joe College Week End" 
which has become an annual occasion looked forward to 
by undergraduates almost as eagerly as spring vacation. 
On the cover are a group of industrious students pre- 
paring one of the many floats that appeared in the parade 
on Friday, April 24. Theme of floats this year tied in 
with the Durham Centennial celebration, featuring Joe 
College some 100 years ago. 

ZJIte JuiiectotJ p/^Q 


tlave you been trying to make up your mind about Com- 
mencement? Have you been thinking, "Well, this is the 
reunion year of my class. I would like to go back, but 
there are so many obstacles. ' ' Someone said recently that, 
as a rule, the only obstacle to the fulfillment of a desire 
lies in the mind of the individual. Someone else said that 
opportunity knocks just once, but adversity or trouble 
keeps on banging. What's this got to do with Commence- 
ment? Just this: why don't you forget about business for 
the week end of May 30 and 31 and June 1? It will be 
there when you get back. Pack up the wife and young- 
sters and come to the campus for the week end. Your 
roommate, your classmates are the only people in the 
world that don't change. An alumnus recently said, "I 
didn't believe it was possible. But when I returned for 
my reunion, and found John, my old roommate, in the 
door of our room, time stood still. It was as if I had 
walked down the campus for a coke and just returned. 
Our conversation picked up exactly where it left off 
about like this : ' Have you seen Bill recently ? What 's 
he doing? Does he still tell as many tales as he used to? 
Did he get married after all? Oh, by the way, have you 
seen Professor Jones? He hasn't changed an iota. His 
wife still grades his papers while he goes shopping.' ' 

A fellow can't leave his city or community, lose his con- 
nection with his civic club, friends, church and other ties, 
come back ten years later and pick up where he left off ; 
but that is exactly what happens at reunions year after 
year. John is still the same reliable guy who roomed 
down the hall. Of course, he has his peculiarities, but so 
have I. Mary is still the good-looking gal she was ten or 
fifteen years ago. So come on back and you won't have to 
wish for the good old days. You can turn back your own 
clock as far as you wish. 

We have rolled out the red carpet, swept it down, and 
are getting ready for the occasion. Bring the kids too. 
You can find a baby-sitter if you need one, or you can 
give the children a chance to see Duke University in ac- 
tion. Last year, there were dozens of children on the 
campus for the reunions and everybody had a good time. 
Stay in the dorm — sure ! That 's the place to be so you 
can hold bull sessions as long as you want to. Don't for- 
get to send in your blank if you are a member of a re- 
union class. If you are not, write to the Alumni Office 
so we can be sure everything is in readiness for the Com- 
mencement week end. Don't forget to come to the Alumni 
Office when you arrive on campus ; we will be looking for 

Have you been thinking about buying a class ring? 
If you are going to replace your Duke ring or if you 
are going to buy a new one, we suggest that you write 
directly to the Duke University Store. In this way, 
you will get an official ring and, at the same time, it 
will cost von less. 

1 ears 1 lia£ iViaJke 
Us Wise" 

May 1943 

Duke's second one-day Commence- 
ment ceremonies will open at 6 p.m. 
Friday, May 20. Graduation exercises 
will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Over 
300 degrees will be conferred on mem- 
bers of all the schools and colleges. 
Many more degrees will be awarded 
in absentia to former Duke students 
who are now in the armed forces. 

Northbound Greyhound buses will 
leave the campus daily at 1 :25 p.m. 
during the final week of the semester. 

Eagerly awaited by students, the 
Chanticleer will make its appearance 
on campus the 10th. War-time re- 
strictions and priorities have made it 
impossible to have gold lettering in the 
yearbook, but padded covers can be 
obtained if desired. 

May 1928 

Baron Alphonse Heyking spoke at 
this term's last monthly meeting of 
the Historical Society, held the 4th of 
this month. His subject was, "Riddle 
of Russia." 

R. H. Ellison of Winston-Salem, 
X. G, was recently elected Editor of 
the Chronicle for 1928-1929. Chron- 
icle Business Manager for next year 
will be I. E. Harris of Creedmoor, 
N. C. 

"Miss Cherry Blossom," a gay and 
elaborate musical comedy, will be pre- 
sented by the men's and women's Glee 
Clubs on the 15th. Starring are Edna 
Widenhouse as Cherry Blossom, and 
Robert (Bob) Bruton as Jack Smith, 
her lover. 

May 1903 

The Y. W. C. A. is planning an- 
other ice cream blow out on Mr. An- 
gier's lawn this month. A large crowd 
is expected to attend. 

The question : Resolved, That Mu- 
nicipalities Should Own and Operate 
Public Service Enterprises, such as 
Water Works, Lighting' Plants, and 
Street Railways, will concern the inter- 
society debate scheduled for the 16th 
between the Columbians and the Hes- 
perians. The Hesperians will take the 
affirmative, and the Columbians the 

Thomas Nelson Page's new novel, 
Gordon Keith, will be published this 
month. The book has aroused much 
anticipation among Trinity students. 


Letters to the Editor are cordially invited, and 

as many as possible will be published each 

month. Address: The Editor, Duke Alumni 

Register, Duke Station, Durham, N. C. 

Walter L. Ross, B.S.M.E. '46 
708 E. Foster Ave. 
State College, Pa. 

March 1, 1953 

Please forgive me for the enclosed 
humble offering to the Loyalty Fund. 
Wish I could move the decimal point 
over a space or two to the right, but the 
simple and revolting facts are that for 
the last six months and for the next 18, 
I and family have been, and will be, op- 
erating on a net salary of zero dollars. 
Am in midst of two year leave of absence 
from the Penn State staff while going to 
graduate school here full-time. Luckily I 
received a fellowship for the current aca- 
demic year and hope to get another one 
for next year. 

Realizing my plight then I'm sure that 
you can see that the enclosed alms are as 
blood from the proverbial turnip. 

Without dwelling too long on my pres- 
ent state of enforced fast and famine, I 
would like to hastily add that through it 
all we are tremendously happy with our 
set-up here and with things in general at 
our little mountain retreat. 

Hope that all is well with you, and I 

do trust that you understand the afore- 
mentioned situation. When I start back 
into teaching I'll be able to double my 
contribution — thereby enabling the Fund 
to pay postage on four letters. 

Myra Hall Marks (Mrs. W. C.) R.N. 

and B.S.N., '38, 

c/o Capt. W. C. Marks— 182405S 

Spec. Serv. Hotel Det. 8248 AIT 

Seizan Hotel APO 43 

c/o Postmaster, San Francisco, Cal. 

Enclosed is my check for the Develop- 
ment Pledge. Since I wrote you last, 
the Marks family has moved to the Seizan 
Hotel, Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture. 
We are about 125 miles northwest of 
Tokyo, 3,300 feet above sea level and at 
the foot of Mt. Asama, an active volcano. 
There has been no eruption since we ar- 
rived 21 December, but the air is full of 
volcanic dust which settles on everything. 

Karuizawa is a famous international 

summer resort. During the winter there 

are only a few Japanese and a settlement 

of missionaries of various faiths and na- 

( Continued on page 156) 

Calendar for May 

1. Madrigal Singers Concert. Music 
Room, East Duke Building. 8 :15 

1. Divinity School banquet. 

2. Baseball game. University of South 
Carolina. Duke Park. 3 p.m. 

5. North Carolina Symphony Concert. 
Woman's College Auditorium. S 

8. Baseball game. Wake Forest. Duke 
Park. 3:30 p.m. 

8. Concert of compositions by Robert 
Ward of the Juilliard School of 
Music. Asbury Building. 
Baseball game. University of North 
Carolina. Duke Park. 3 p.m. 
Voice Recital. Students of James H. 
Wood. Asbury Building. 4 p.m. 
Duke University Campus Club. 
Garden Party, University House. 
3 :30 p.m. 

Vocal Recital, Vernon Lassiter, stu- 
dent. Piano Recital, Terrell Jordan, 
student. Asbury Building. 8 :15 p.m. 
Class recital of William Klenz. As- 
bury Building. 4 p.m. 






18-28. Final Examinations. 

31. Commencement Sermon, Bishop Ar- 
thur J. Moore, Presiding Bishop of 
the Methodist Church, Atlanta, Ga. 


1. Commencement Exercises. Com- 
mencement speaker, Dr. Harold Clay- 
ton Urey, professor of chemistry, 
Institute of Nuclear Studies, Uni- 
versity of Chicago. 
Divinity School Convocation. 
10. Registration for First Term of Sum- 
mer Session. 

10. School of Spanish Studies begins. 

11. Instruction begins in all 6-week 
courses of the First Term of the 
Summer Session and in Forestry. 

15. School for Approved Supply Pastors 

16. Instruction begins in Physics S51. 
23. Instruction begins in all 4-week 

courses of the First Term of the Sum- 
mer Session in Chemistry, Geology, 
and Zoology. 


Duke Alumni Register 

eepind Akead 

T. S. Deyerle,Jr., in charge of 
television photography for Houck 
& Company, checks a light reading 
with William B. Houck, agency 
vice-president, during filming of 
a television commercial for 
Valleydale Packers, Inc. 

When people first began to hear the whis- 
pered promise of a thing called television, 
they expected it to materialize about as 
rapidly as a trip to the moon. 

Those days seem like just yesterday. 
Today, 40 million people flip a switch and 
bring "I Love Lucy" into their living rooms — 
and into their lives a new factor which 
already has begun to change ways of living. 

It's too early to measure the manifold, 
major and minor effects of television on 
patterns of living — but not too early to 
realize that it offers opportunities and poses 
problems in selling which the conscientious 
salesman, from the retail level on up, will do 
well to set his mind to. Some can use it . . . 
others cannot. 

The first trick in television lies in getting 
an unclouded picture of this new selling 
force as it lines up with the sales probability 
of a given product or service. If a sound 

evaluation gives a green light to television, 
the second trick lies in budgeting television 
expenditures to fall just short of the point 
where diminishing returns set in, and using 
that budget to buy the right time over the 
right stations and the right type of presen- 
tation, whether it be an 8-second slide or a 
quarter-hour show. The third trick is pre- 
paring selling messages, live or on film, 
which will be entertaining and educational 
enough to hold attention, yet as convincing 
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Sometime in his life, 

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Naturally, names used in this story art fictitious. 

The Duke University Alumni Register 
= East and West = 

Commencement Activities 

1"^\cke University's 101st Conirnenee- 
■*— 'ment will be observed from Friday, 
May 29, to Monday, June 1, and the 
campus is being readied to welcome back 
a throng of former students. 

Major events for alumni will be the 
annual Alumni Golf Tournament at Hope 
Valley on Friday afternoon and Saturday 
morning, the General Alumni Associa- 
tion's banquet Saturday evening in the 
West Campus Union, and class reunions 
whieh will take place throughout the en- 
tire week end. The Duke University Na- 
tional Council will meet for lunch on Sat- 
urday with members of the Board of 
Trustees, and it will convene for its semi- 
annual business session thereafter. 

Graduation exercises will take place in 
the Indoor Stadium at 10:30 a.m. Mon- 
day. Approximately 950 members of un- 
dergraduate, graduate, and professional 
school senior classes are scheduled to re- 
ceive degrees on this day. 

The Commencement Address will be 
delivered by Dr. Harold C. Urey, Pro- 
fessor of chemistry, Institute of Nuclear 
Studies of the University of Chicago, The 
Honorable William B. Umstead, governor 
of North Carolina, will give the message 
to the graduating class. On Sunday, in 
Duke Chapel, the Baccalaureate sermon 
will be delivered by The Reverend Bishop 
Arthur J. Moore, presiding Bishop of the 
Methodist Church, Atlanta, Ga. 

Dormitory sections will again be open 
to accommodate alumni and their visitors 
who wish to room on the campus. Ad- 
vance registration can be made by writing 
to The Department of Alumni Affairs, 
Duke Station. Reservations for tickets 
to the alumni banquet can be obtained in 
the same manner. 

The Speakers 

Dr. Harold Clayton Urey, professor 
of chemistry at the University of 
Chicago, will deliver the Commencement 
address at Duke's 101st graduation exer- 
cises, June 1. 

Dr. Urey received his B.S. degree from 
the University of Montana in 1917, and 
his Ph.D. degree from the University of 
California in 1923. From 1923-21 he was an 
American Scandinavian Foundation Fel- 
low to the University of Copenhagen. He 
was awarded the honorary Doctor of Sci- 
ence degree from the University of Mon- 

Dr. Harold C. Urey 

tana and Princeton University in 1935, 
from the University of Newark in 1939. 
from Columbia and Oxford Universities in 
1916, and from Washington and Lee 
University in 194S. 

Beginning his career as a teacher in 
rural schools from 1911-14, Dr. Urey was 
a chemist with Barrett Chemical Com- 
pany, Philadelphia, Pa., from 1917-1919, 
and an instructor in chemistry at the 
University of Montana from 1919-21. 
He served as associate in chemistry at 
Johns Hopkins University from 1924-29, 
and was associate professor of chemistry 
from 1929-34 and a full professor from 
1934-45 at Columbia University. In 1945 
he went to the University of Chicago as 
professor of chemistry. 

Dr. Urey holds memberships in numer- 
ous American and European chemical so- 
cieties and various scientific and scholastic 
fraternities. Vice president of the Amer- 
ican Scandinavian Foundation, he won 
the Nobel prize in chemistry in 1934, and 
has been the recipient of many other 
distinguished awards. 

Co-author of Atoms, Molecules and 
Quanta, he has contributed to Treatise on- 
Physical Chemistry and many scientific 
journals, and was editor of the Journal of 
Chemical Physics from 1933-40. Dr. 
Urey is the discoverer of the hydrogen 
atom of atomic weight two, and has clone 

Bishop Arthur J. Moore 

research for production of heavy water, 
and U235 for the atomic bomb. 

Bishop Arthur James Moore, Presid- 
ing Bishop of the Methodist Church, At- 
lanta, Ga., will give the Baccalaureate 
sermon during Commencement week end 
on Sunday, May 31. 

Dr. Moore was a student at Emory 
University from 1909-11, and holds honor- 
ary degrees from several colleges and 

Entering the ministry in 1909, Bishop 
Moore was ordained in 1914. He was 
pastor of various churches until 1920 and 
was pastor of Travis Park Church, San 
Antonio, Tex., from 1920-26, and First 
Church, Birmingham, Ala., from 1926-30. 
In 1930 he was elected bishop, and was 
bishop in charge of missionary activities 
for the Methodist Church in China, 
Japan, Czechoslovakia, Belgium, Bel- 
gium Congo, Poland, and Korea from 

A member of the Commission on Inter- 
Denominational Relations and Church 
Union from 1934-39, Bishop Moore has 
also serves as president of the board of 
Missions and Church Extension of the 
Methodist Church. 

He is the author of several books in- 
cluding, The Sound of Trumpets, Central 
Certainties, Christ After Chaos, and 
Christ and Our Country. 

May, 1953 


Class Reunions 

Members of 10 classes will return to 
the campus during Commencement 
week end to renew old memories and ac- 
quaintances. During their four-day stay 
they will be caught up in a whirlwind of 
activities designed to keep them as busy 
as they were as undergraduates. 

Graduates of Old Trinity, the Class of 
1903, will return to the campus to ob- 
serve their 50th Anniversary, and to join 
the Half Century Club. The president 
of this year's honored class is Inez Angier 
Stokes (Mrs. Earl M.) of Richmond, Va. 
Classmates and their guests will gather 
Sunday morning for a class breakfast 
prior to Baccalaureate services in Duke 
Chapel. At 12 :30 p.m. Sunday they will 
meet with the Half Century Club for 
luncheon in the West Campus Union. At 
this time they will be formally inducted 
into the club which is composed of alumni 
and alumnae whose classes were gradu- 
ated more than fifty years ago. 

Observing their 25th anniversary, mem- 
bers of the Class of 1928 will meet in the 
Union Ballroom Saturday for an open 
house with members of the University 
faculty and staff invited as special guests. 
At 8 :30 p.m. Saturday an informal gath- 
ering of classmates is scheduled in the 
"Ark" on East Campus. At 1:00 p.m. 
on Sunday the Silver Anniversary lunch- 
eon of the class will be held in the 
West Campus Union. Meanwhile, there 
will be frequent opportunities for get-to- 
gethers both at the class headquarters in 
House O and off the campus. Robert 
L. Hatcher of Scarsdale, N. Y., is pres- 
ident of the class. 

The class of 1943 of which Thomas R. 
Howerton of Southern Pines, N. C, is 
president will be observing its 10th anni- 
versary. Only a tentative schedule of 
activities will be announced at present 
and this includes an open house at the 
home of one of the Durham members of 
the class Friday evening, a picnic in the 
Duke Forest Saturday afternoon, and a 
party Saturday night at a place to be 
announced, following the General Alumni 
Association banquet. 

Also returning for reunions this year 
are the classes of 1917, '18, '19, and' '20, 
who have scheduled joint events. At 4:00 
p.m. Sunday they will hold an open house 
in the West Campus Union Ballroom fol- 
lowed by a joint dinner in the Union at 
5 :30 p.m. The presidents of these classes 
are: John O. Durham '17 of Gastonia, 
N. C; Dr. Ralph L. Fisher '18 of Detroit, 
Mich.; Lieut. Col. Hugh L. Caveness '19 
of Raleigh, N. C. ; and Bernice Rose '20 
of Durham. 

Other reunion classes are 1932, '33, and 

'34, who will also hold a joint reunion. 
An open house in the new Men's Grad- 
uate Center from 3 :30 to 5 :00 p.m. on 
Saturday will be the first event for these 
three classes. The second event will be a 
luncheon at 1 :00 p.m. Sunday in the West 
Campus Union. The presidents of these 
classes are: Robert W. (Shank) Warwick 
'32 of Statesville, N. C. ; John D. Minter 
'33 of Raleigh; and the Rev. Robert M. 
Bird '34 of Concord, N. C. 

All other alumni not members of the 
reunion classes are cordially invited to re- 
turn to the campus and to participate 
in Commencement activities. The sched- 
ule follows the pattern established in pre- 
vious years beginning with the Alumni 
Golf Tournament on Friday afternoon 
and ending with Graduation Exercises 
Monday morning. The biggest general 
alumni event will be the dinner of the 
General Alumni Association in the West 
Campus Union on Saturday evening. The 
University is preparing to welcome a 
large number of its former students and 
all doors will be opened to them. 

Golf Tournament 

HP he Fifth Annual Alumni Golf Tour- 
*- nament, during the 1953 Commence- 
ment season, is expected to attract a rec- 
ord number of entries. 

It will be held again at Hope Valley 
Country Club and sponsored by the 10th 
Year Reunion Class, the Class of 1943. 
Chairman of the event is Ed Murdaugh 
'43 of Durham, and chairman for alumnae 
is Ann Fountain Willets (Mrs. Charles 
A.) '43. 

Play in the tournament will begin at 
1 :00 p.m. Friday, May 29, and must be 
completed by 12 noon Saturday, May 30. 
Greens fees on Friday will be $2.00 and 
on Saturday $3.00. 

Eligible to participate will be alumni, 
alumnae, members of the Board of 
Trustees, members of the University fac- 
ulties and staff, members of the senior 
class, and parents of seniors. 

There will be a total of five flights, 
four for men and one for women, with 
play on a handicap basis. Prizes and 
trophies will be awarded in each of the 
five flights for both low gross and low net 
scores. The prizes and trophies will be 
donated by R. Connelly, Inc., L. G. Bal- 
four & Co., Jones and Frazier, B. C. 
Woodall & Co., Duke University Stores, 
and the Alumni Office. 

Earliest entries into the tournament 
include Athletic Director Eddie Cameron, 
Coach Bill Murray '31, Dan Hill '39, 
"Ace" Parker '37, William E. Cranford 
'29, J. P. Waggoner '35, "Skip" Cobb 
'31, Wallace Seeman '41, Dr. J. H. Phil- 
lips '33, and W. Allan Tyree '22. 

Grants for Research 

Heart disease and cancer research at 
the Duke School of Medicine were re- 
cently aided by grants totalling more than 

Research grants in the field of heart dis- 
ease to members of the Medical School 
and a fellowship award for study at the 
University totalling more than $25,000 
were recently announced by the Life In- 
surance Medical Research Fund, an or- 
ganization of 145 insurance companies 
in the United States and Canada. 

Dr. Philip Handler, professor of bio- 
chemistry and nutrition, received a grant 
of $13,000 for research on humoral in- 
terrelationships in renal hypertension. 
Dr. Wilfried F. H. M. Mommaerts, lec- 
turer in biochemistry, was awarded $10,- 
800 for research on chemical and molec- 
ular phenomena in cardiac activity. 
Joshua R. C. Brown, holder of a Master's 
degree and working on a Ph.D. degree, 
was awarded a fellowship for research 
under the guidance of Dr. Mommaerts. 

A cancer research grant of $37,000 
went to Duke during March from the 
Damon Runyon Memorial Fund. During 
March research grants totalling over $75,- 
000 went to five institutions, including 
Duke, and six fellows. 

Fluid Mapper. 


Fluid Mappers, unique devices which 
make electrical currents visible to the 
human eye, make it simple to solve many 
complicated scientific problems. 

Initiating a new lecture series in the 
College of Engineering, Professor A. D. 
Moore of the University of Michigan dem- 
onstrated this method of simulating in- 
visible phenomena for visible observations. 
He revealed that fluid mapping is a tech- 
nique whereby water flows over tiny 
grains of purple dye in a thin flow space 
between a special plaster slab and a glass 

The thread-like traces of colored lines 
revealed in the flowing liquid bring the 
invisible current into visible patterns, he 

"These color patterns are actual fields 
of flow," Professor Moore said. "They 
can be proved by mathematics and made 
to conform to electrostatic, magnetic, heat 
conduction, water, and other similar 

Fluid Mappers, he said, now are being 
used successfully in research investiga- 
tions of such phenomena as the flow of 
blood through the human heart, air pat- 
terns around aircraft wings, heat flow, 
and manv others. 


Duke Alumni Register 

Plan now to tetutn to £buke §o% the 1953 Commencement Jeitlvltlei 

Tenth Annual Alumnae Week End Attracts Many 

Lee Ann Seawell '40, A.M. '41 Is Elected Alumnae Association President 

Alumnae from 35 classes returned to 
the Duke campus to enjoy the full 
program of activities of the Tenth Alum- 
nae Week End, held April 17-19. 

New officers for the Alumnae Associa- 
tion elected at a luncheon and business 
meeting held in the Men's Graduate Cen- 
ter on Saturday are : Lee Ann Seawell 
'40, A.M. '41, Athens, Ga., president; 
Julia Leggett Grant (Mrs. Thomas A.) 
'30, Staunton, Va., first vice president; 
Frances Brooks Stein (Mrs. Harry B.) 
'39, Fayetteville, N. C, second vice pres- 
ident; and Frances Davis '32, Washing- 
ton, D. C, Beatrice Abernethy Fergu- 
son (Mrs. Richard E., Jr.) '39, Clinton, 
S. C, and Louise Sellars Gillespie (Mrs. 
John M.) '33, Greensboro, N. C., repre- 
sentatives-at-large on the Alumnae Coun- 
cil for three years. 

At the business meeting it was voted 
to adopt the recommendation of the 
Alumnae Council that the next Alumnae 
Week End be held in 1956. Because of 
changed conditions since the first Alum- 
nae Week End was held in 1938, it was 
considered better to discontinue annual 

With Coma Cole Willard (Mrs. Walter 
B.) '22, Alumnae president, presiding, 
brief reports were presented to alumnae 
by Charles A. Dukes, Director of Alumni 
Affairs ; Miss Ellen Huckabee, Dean of 
Undergraduate Instruction, Woman's Col- 
lege; and Miss Florence K. Wilson, 
Dean of the School of Nursing. 

After the business meeting, Blanche 
Barringer Brian (Mrs. Earl W.) '22, 
A.M. '31, expressed appreciation to Anne 
Garrard '25 of the Alumni Department 
for her work for the alumnae, and pre- 
sented her with a gift for her new home. 

Following the luncheon, alumnae were 
taken on a tour of the Graduate Center, 
Hanes House, the Physics Building, and 
the Sarah P. Duke Memorial Gardens. 

A highlight of the week end was a 
panel discussion by foreign students on 
the campus followed by a lecture by 
Dr. Earl T. Hanson, assistant professor 
of political science, held Saturday morn- 
ing in Asbury Building, with Katherine 
Warlick McEntire (Mrs. Henry G.) '28, 

Participants on the panel, who dis- 
cussed the subject, "The Crisis in the 

Far East," were: Tien Chi Chen, China; 
Thu Thi Pham, Vietnam, Indo China ; 
Hideo Ishihara, Japan; and Dr. Putza 
Venkateswarlu, India. 

Following the interesting and well- 
presented panel Dr. Hanson spoke on 
"The University's Responsibility in In- 
ternational Education." 

Other events of the week end were an 
Alumnae Council meeting at 4 p.m. Fri- 
day, followed by a cafeteria style dinner 
in the Woman's College Union and a 
coffee hour at the home of Dean R. 
Florence Brinkley on East Campus. 
That night the Durham Civic Choral 
Society, assisted by members of the Duke 
Symphony Orchestra and guest soloists, 
presented the Bach "Magnificat" and the 
Mozart "(Grand) Mass in C Minor." 

Saturday evening at 6 p.m., Merle 
Davis Umstead (Mrs. William B.) '26, 
wife of the Governor of North Carolina, 
was guest of honor at a dinner in the 
Ball Room on West Campus. President 
Hollis Edens and Mr. Dukes brought 
greetings from the University. 

A modern dance and music recital com- 
pleted the day at 8:15 that evening in 

the Woman's College Auditorium. Two 
dance sequences, two piano solos, and 
two vocal solos were presented for the 

Sunday morning Dr. Frank S. Hick- 
man, preacher to the University, delivered 
the sermon in the University Chapel. It 
was fitting that he do so, since he 
preached the sermon at the first Alumnae 
Week End in 1938, and because he will 
retire at the end of this academic year. 

Festivities of the week end were 
brought to a close Sunday afternoon with 
the presentation of the Oratorio, "Eli- 
jah," by the Chapel Choir and visiting 

Attending from the Class of '96, the 
oldest class represented at the Week 
End, were Miss Mamie E. Jenkins of 
Raleigh, N. C, and Miss Annie M. Pe- 
gram of Durham, who were two of the 
first four women to graduate after at- 
tending classes with the men for four 

Those coming from the greatest dis- 
tance were Barbarajane Mayhew '45, 
New York, N. Y., and Lee Ann Sea- 
well, Athens, Ga. 

New officers of the Alumnae Association, elected during Alumnae Week End, 
are, left to right: Frances Brooks Stein (Mrs. Harry B.) '39, second vice- 
president; Lee Ann Seawell '40, A.M. '41, president; and Frances Davis 
'32, representative-at-large on the Alumnae Council for three years. Other 
newly elected officers, not pictured here, are : Julia Leggett Grant (Mrs. 
Thomas A.) '30, first vice-president; and Beatrice Abernethy Ferguson (Mrs. 
Richard E., Jr.) '39, and Louise Sellars Gillespie (Mrs. John M.) '33, repre- 
sentatives-at-large on the Alumnae Council. 

May, 1953 


Dr. William Sliockley, physicist of Bell Telephone Lab- 
oratories, and his wife prepare to demonstrate a tiny two- 
way radio at the American Physical Society's banquet. 
Mrs. Shockley holds a pocket-size FM broadcasting sta- 
tion, made with transistors (miniature tubes using less 
power than more bulky vacuum tubes). 

Registering in the Union Lobby are some of the more 
than 1,000 physicists who attended the first national meet- 
ing of the American Physical Society in the South in 16 
years. More than 280 papers were given by the scientists 
at the three-day session, which ended at the University 
of North Carolina. 

The Nation's Physicists Meet at Duke 

Men Who Ushered in Atomic Age Gather for Annual Meeting 

Remember the now-ancient yarn about 
the proud mother of little "Willie, 
who, after boasting- to a neighbor about 
his scholastic attainments, turned to him 
and ordered proudly : "Willie, say some- 
thing in algebra for Mrs. Nusebaum." 

The edge would have been taken off 
this mossy old joke for any one saunter- 
ing through Duke's halls during the 
spring vacation. Some 1,000 members of 
the American Physical Society and their 
guests, engaged in casual conversations 
here and there, seemed to be speaking 
"algebra," as well as other, higher forms 
of mathematics. Their idioms were cer- 
tainly incomprehensible to any reasonably 
accomplished linguist. 

The American Physical Society held 
its annual meeting (March 26, 27, and 
28) at Duke and the University of North 
Carolina, meeting for the first time in 16 
years south of the Mason-Dixon line. 
Duke physicists played a prominent part 
in the program which included the presen- 
tation of more than 200 papers dealing 
with the results of recent vesearch. 

Most of the papers were of a highly 
technical nature, dealing with theoretical 
research that, the public has recently 
learned, will often produce useful and 
sometimes terrifying practical results. 
The constant probing of these men of 
science, particularly since the atom was 
burst asunder, has been looked upon with 
increasing respect. And any nation-wide 
congregation of them, no matter how ob- 

scure their language, inevitably attracts 

All three divisions of the National So- 
ciety, the High-Polymer, the Solid-State, 
and the Chemical Divisions, held meet- 
ings on the Duke Campus. In addition 
the Southeastern Section of the Society 
held its annual meeting- in conjunction 
with the parent body. Representatives of 
industry and government, as well as of 
educational and research institutions, at- 

High-polymer physics, it was ex- 
plained, is closely associated with chemis- 
try and involves the study of the larger 
molecules which are more or less strung 
together in long lines, such as rubber and 
nylon. Solid-state physics is more com- 
plettly divorced from chemistry and, as 
the name implies, deals with what hap- 
pens within the solids of a physical na- 
ture. Recent developments from this field 
include the "transistor" which eliminates 
the bulky tubes now used in radio and 
related equipment. 

Papers were presented by five Duke 
physicists. Dr. Walter M. Gordy spoke 
on "One-to-Two Millimeter Wave Spectro- 
scopy"; Dr. Fritz London on "On the 
Theory of Liquid Helium"; Drs. J. H. 
Gibbons and Henry W. Newson on "Neu- 
tron Resonances" ; and Dr. M. M. Block 
on "Phenomenological Interpretation." 
Featured speakers at the annual dinner of 
the Society, on Friday night, were Dr. 

Paul 31. Gross, University vice president, 
and T. J. Killian, chief scientist at the 
Office of Ordnance Research on the Duke 

Of most apparent interest to the non- 
scientists were the papers read by Dr. 
Gordy, who reported experiments leading 
to a new way to measure the speed of 
light, and by Drs. M. S. McCay and 
J. H. Coidliette of the University of 
Chattanooga, who revealed that better 
atom-splitters may be in the offing. 

Dr. Gordy reported that electronic and 
optical experiments have for the first time 
"overlapped in a practical way" making 
the whole electromagnetic spectrum of 
use to scientists for the investigation of 
the structure of matter. 

Duke researchers, under Dr. Gordy's 
direction, have extended wave lengths to 
less than one-tenth of the shortest waves 
used during- World War II and have 
made radio and infrared regions overlap 
in a practical way. 

As far as generating and detecting rays 
of intermediate frequency, this last gap 
in the spectrum was closed by work done 
30 years ago, Dr. Gordy said, but methods 
then developed were not practical for 
physical measurement and engineering- 
purposes. This region remain essentially 
unexplored until the recent development 
of modern microwave radar components. 

Drs. McCay and Coulliette reported 
a new a])plieation of radiofrequency cur- 
rents which would produce better separa- 


Duke Alumni Register 

tion of ions (electrically charged atoms) 
than that presently achieved in mass spec- 

Describing the process, Dr. McCay said 
that ions are fed between two sets of 
parallel electrodes from an ionized-gun or 
gas discharge tube, much like a neon 
light. The electrically charged atoms are 
carried through the chamber, separated 
by high frequency voltages applied to the 
plates, as in radar, and strike rings on a 
view screen. 

Heavier atoms, being the least de- 
flected, strike an inner ring, while the 
lighter atoms collect on an outer ring. 

Addressing members of the Society at 
their banquet in the West Campus Union, 
Dr. Gross warned: "We face a crisis of 
increasing intensity in our available sci- 
entific manpower supply." 

Immense scientific and technological re- 
sources are required for national defense 
in an age of nuclear weapons, guided 
missiles, and global war, the Duke vice 
president declared, and he indicated that 
educational institutions must exert them- 
selves to make sure that an adequate sup- 
ply of trained scientific personnel is made 

"We are embarked on a national de- 
fense policy closely geared to our huge 
industrial potential which does not in- 
volve large armies," he said, "but more 
limited intensively trained military 
groups equipped with the most modern 
weapons of warefare, whether for offense 
or defense. 

"This policy, if it is to be pursued, will 
require more and better trained scientists 
and men and women equipped with high 
technical competence." 

Dr. Killian, second speaker at the ban- 
quet, reinforced Dr. Gross's remarks and 
emphasized the role of basic, or "pure" 
research in national defense. 

"It is our fundamental philosophy," he 
stated, "that basic research, although hav- 
ing no immediate foreseeable goal, will 
inevitably uncover new discoveries of tre- 
mendous benefit, not only to the Army, 
but to our whole industrial and national 

He pointed out that one of the biggest 
problems facing the Office of Ordnance 
Research was "maintaining vigor, 
strength, and purposeful imagination" in 
its contact program. 

The North Carolina committee in 
charge of arrangements consisted of Drs. 
Eugene Greuling, Lewis, and William 
Fairbank, all of Duke; Dr. Sherwood 
Githins, of the Office of Ordnance Re- 
search at Duke; and Drs. W. A. Bowers 
and J. W. Straley of the University of 
North Carolina. 

From the Faculty 

Hope for Atomic Age 

Surveying the vast and revolutionizing 
economic, medical, and military contribu- 
tions of science to the modern world, Dr. 
Paul M. Gross, vice president and pro- 
fessor of chemistry at Duke was principal 
speaker at the dedication of the William 
Chambers Coker Science Building at 
Coker College, Hartsville, S. C. 

Dr. Gross took exception to the proph- 
ets of gloom who predict atomic an- 
nihilation of mankind. Although he 
termed the destructive power of the 
atomic bomb "cataclysmic," he stated that 
its development in the forseeable future 
will not mean the end of the world. 

"Defense and defense preparedness 
must become an integral part of the daily 
pattern of our living," the eminent chemist 
and president of the Oak Ridge Institute 
of Nuclear Studies warned. 

He deplored the present inadequacy of 
civil defense measures in the United 
States and expressed satisfaction that 
steps are apparently now being taken to 
remedy this deficiency. 

The most brilliant scientists are needed 
to meet the vast and increasing defense 
and other technological demands of the 
atomic age. Even more important, he 
added, is that the advance of pure science 
parallel that of applied science. Pure 
science laboratories give the key to visible 
triumphs of applied science, he added. 

Dr. Gross also warned against the 
danger that the necessity for increasing 
technological development may result in 
a one-sided civilization. "We must do 
everything possible to nurture the hu- 
manities and arts to insure a healthy and 
balanced culture," he said. 

Wandering Pigeons 

Early in March a Duke scientist issued 
an all-points-bulletin for a group of miss- 
ing homing pigeons released near Bishop- 
ville, S. C. 

Dr. J. G. Pratt of the Parapsychology 
Laboratory, sent the winged messengers 
on their way as part of a scientific experi- 
ment to study birds' abilities to find their 
way home — to Durham. 

Earlier experiments were highly suc- 
cessful in demonstrating the homing abil- 
ity of birds. 

In this experiment, however, the birds 

were released singly or in groups of two 
and three, and all promptly headed 
straight toward Durham, but some ap- 
parently were lost or strayed on extended 

Dr. Pratt urged citizens particularly in 
Virginia, North and South Carolina, 
Tennessee, and Georgia to be on the look- 
out for any of these harmless victims of 
amnesia. Each pigeon was marked with 
a numbered plastic band on one leg and 
a red message band on the other. 

Anyone seeing one of the strayed birds 
was urged to entice it with grain or bread 
crumbs, and a few whistles — their call to 
chow — and to capture the runaway. Aft- 
er catching the pigeon, the person was 
instructed to follow the instructions in 
the message and claim his reward. 

The Duke scientist himself would feel 
rewarded, he said, if he could get the 
pigeons back because the erring birds 
might provide an important clue as to 
how homing ability works, or why it does 
not work every time. 

"It might be another case of the ex- 
ception that proves the rule," he said. 
(The rule being that directed homing 
ability of birds is a reality.) 

Grant from Markle Foundation 

Dr. William G. Anlyan, associate in 
surgery, has become the fifth member of 
Duke Medical School staff to receive a 
$30,000 grant from the John and Mary 
R. Markle Foundation of New York. 

The grant awarded to Dr. Anlyan, co- 
director of the Cancer Control Program 
at Duke, will be paid, $6,000 annually 
for five years, to the University, which 
will administer the funds. 

The. Markle program, started in 1948, 
aims at aiding promising young doctors 
who have not gained wide enough repu- 
tation to earn financial support from 
other sources. 

Dr. Anlyan "received unanimous and 
enthusiastic support from the heads of 
all 11 departments in the Medical 
School," Dean W. C. Davison said. 

Dr. Anlyan, who received the B.S. and 
M.D. degrees at Yale University, is the 
author of several articles in surgical 
journals on blood clotting, cancer, physi- 
ology of the pancreas, and other prob- 

(Continued on page 156) 

May, 1953 


Activities of Alumni 

New York, N. Y. 

The Duke Alumni Association of New 
York was host to the Duke Glee Club at 
the Music Room, Hotel Biltmore, New 
York, N. Y., on March 27. The concert 
and dance in a cabaret-style setting was 
thoroughly enjoyed by alumni and 

After the Glee Club concert, which 
lasted approximately one hour, the Glee 
Clubbers continued to supply entertain- 
ment throughout the evening between 

The group's annual banquet has been 
postponed until the fall, and is now 
planned for the day of the Duke-Army 
football game being played in New York 
this year. Leo Brady '23 is president of 
the association. 

Columbia, S. G. 

The Register recently learned of the 
new slate of officers for Columbia, S. C. 
alumni association, elected Oct. 11, 1952. 
They are: Ben N. Miller, B.S.M., M.D. 
'35, president ; W. Felix Wheeler '28, vice- 
president; and Emily Crum Caughman 
(Mrs. F. Porter, Jr.) '37, secretary- 

The meeting, a buffet luncheon at 
Kester's Restaurant, Columbia, was held 
the day of the Duke-South Carolina foot- 
ball game. Outgoing president, John L. 
Lentz '39, presided at the meeting. 

Newport News, Va. 

The Peninsula Alumni Association 
held its annual dinner meeting on April 
9 at the Original Club in Newport News, 

Guest speaker for the occasion was 
Dean Alan K. Manchester, who this year 
returned from a year as cultural attache 
in Brazil, S. A. A showing of the Duke- 
S. M. U. football film was also on the 

Officers elected for 1953-54 are : 
Robert French, Jr. '49, president, to suc- 
ceed retiring president Donald M. Hyatt 
'32; William Watkins M.D. '45, vice 
president; Dorothy Jennette Marrow 
(Mrs. Charles K.) '30, secretary-treas- 
urer; and Eugene M. Levin B.S.M.E. '47, 
corresponding secretary. 

Beaufort, Martin, Washington 
and Hyde Counties 

Members of Beaufort, Martin, Wash- 
ington, and Hyde Counties, N. C, Alu- 
ni Association met on April 10 at First 
Methodist Church, Washington, N. C. 

Coach Bill Murray was guest speaker 
at the meeting, and retiring president, 
L. Bruce Wynne '25, was in charge of 
arrangements. Results of the election of 
1953-54 officers has not yet been reported 
and will be published in a later issue of 
the Register. 

Columbus-Bladen Counties 

A dinner meeting was held by Colum- 
bus-Bladen Counties Association on 
April 15 at Oceola Lodge, Lake Waccn- 
maw, N. C, with Dean James Cannon of 
the Divinity School as guest speaker. In 
charge of arrangements was W. Avery 
Thompson '19, outgoing president. 

Newly-elected 1953-54 officers named at 
the meeting are : James C. Smith '37, 
president; E. Lewis Smith '39, vice pres- 
ident; and Margaret Estell McKenzie 
Townsend (Mrs. Philip C.) '27, treas- 

Greenville, S. C. 

Greenville, S. C, alumni met on April 
16 at Hotel Greenville, with Coach Bill 
Murray as guest speaker and outgoing 
president Donald Perry '47, presiding. 
Concluding the meeting was a 1952 foot- 
ball film. The list of newly-elected of- 
ficers of the association will appear in 
a later issue of the Register. 

Columbus, Ga. 

Fifty-nine alumni and guests attended 
the annual meeting of the Columbus, Ga., 
Alumni Association, held in the Ralston 
Hotel, Columbus, on March 25, with 
James K. West '38, presiding. 

Featured speaker of the evening was 
President Edens, who was introduced by 
W. Henry Shaw '26, M.Ed. '33. Dr. 
Edens praised Columbus for its strides 
forward in the educational field. He 
continued by outlining Duke's current 
program. The University, he said, is 
striving to become a worldwide institu- 
tion by improving its present facilities, 

rather than expanding. Dr. Edens also 
mentioned Duke's medical school and 
atomic research. 

During the business session, which fol- 
lowed the dinner, Francis S. Taylor '38 
was elected new president of the associa- 
tion to succeed Mr. West. Other of- 
ficers elected were : Luther Roberts M.D. 
'42, vice president ; Barbara Davidson 
Henkel (Mrs. Lee H, Jr.) '52, secre- 
tary; and Carl Sasser M.Ed. '46, treas- 

Miami, Fla. 

Members of the Miami, Fla., Alumni 
Association were scheduled to meet on 
April 23, in the Northeast Women's Club 
in Miami, with Charles A. Dukes, guest 
speaker, representing the University. 
Arrangements and details for the meet- 
ing were made by Dr. Harold K. Terry 
B.S. '36. 

Jacksonville, Fla. 

Jacksonville, Fla., Alumni Association 
planned a meeting for April 21 at the 
Florida Yacht Club, Jacksonville. With 
arrangements by Hazel Tipping Thebaut 
Mrs. W. Cecil) '40, the evening included 
a dinner and business meeting. Charles 
A. Dukes, guest speaker, represented the 

St. Petersburg, Fla. 

Scheduled for April 22 was a meeting 
for St. Petersburg, Fla., Alumni Associa- 
tion, under the arrangement of Dorothy 
Eaton Sample (Mrs. Richard) '33, pres- 
ident. Held at the Yacht Club, St. 
Petersburg, Charles A. Dukes from the 
University was guest speaker at the oc- 
casion. A current football film was also 
included in the program. 

High Point, N. C. 

Members of High Point, N. C, Alum- 
ni Association met on April 21 at Emery- 
wood Country Club, High Point, with 
Edmund M. Cameron, Director of Ath- 
letics as guest speaker. After his speech, 
Mr. Cameron was presented with a key 
to the City by Mayor Amos Kearns '27. 
A showing of a film of the Sarah P. 
Duke Gardens and election of new officers 
completed the program. 

New officers for 1953-54 are : P. V. 
Kirkman, Jr. '41, president; Thomas 
Kearns, Jr. '49, vice president ; Farish 
Sizemore Cochran (Mrs. Marion) '51, 
secretary; Vera Walden, treasurer; and 
Amy Franklin Miles (Mrs. Hall B.) '46, 
alumnae representative. 


Duke Alumni Register 

George Allen to India 

George V. Allen "24, LL.D. "49, ap- 
pointed by President Eisenhower to be 
United States Ambassador to India, 
recently left for that country. Mr. Allen 
succeeds Chester Bowles, envoy to this 
important Asian country for 16 months. 

A native of Durham, Mr. Allen was 
transferred to India from his post as 
Ambassador to Yugoslavia, where he 
helped promote better United States- 
Yugoslav relations. 

Mr. Allen, a career diplomat, formerly 
was American Ambassador to Iran. He 
also served for several years as Assist- 
ant Secretary of State for Public Af- 
fairs, and headed "Voice of America" 
broadcasts. He has served in a number 
of important government posts overseas. 

Mr. and Mrs. Allen have three sons : 
George V., Jr., 17; John, 14; and 
Richard, seven. 

P. Frank Hanes Retires 

P. Frank Hanes '11 of Winston-Salem, 
X. C, trustee of Duke University, retired 
from his position as Vice President and 
General Counsel of R. J. Reynolds To- 
bacco Company on May 1. 

Mr. Hanes also was not a candidate 
for re-election as a Director of the Com- 
pany at the last annual meeting of stock- 
holders held in April. 

Upon his retirement, Mr. Hanes had 
completed over 37 years of service with 
the Company. During his long career 
with the Company he had been with the 
Law Department, becoming General 
Counsel in 1931 and Vice President in 
1946. He had been a Director of the 
Company since 1937 and had been Chair- 
man of the Personnel Committee, the 
Group Insurance and Hospitalization 
Committee, and the Retirement Board 
since their organization. 

Represent Duke 

Duke University will be represented at 
the following occasions : 

Dr. L. Cecil McRae '27, M.Ed. "28, As- 
sistant Supervisor of Secondary Educa- 
tion, State Board of Education, Com- 
monwealth of Virginia, Richmond, will 
represent Duke at the Inauguration of 
President Alvin Duke Chandler, of the 
College of William and Mary, Williams- 
burg, Virginia on Friday morning, May 
15. President Eisenhower and Governor 
Battle, of Virginia, will receive honorary 
Doctor of Law degrees. 

Dr. J. Lem Stokes, B.D. '32, will 
represent Duke at the Inauguration of 
Ransom Kellv White as President of Bel- 

mont College, Nashville, Tennessee, on 
May 18. Dr. Stokes is connected with 
the General Board of Education of the 
Methodist Church, located in Nashville. 

Mr. Arthur C. Eddy, LL.B. '49, will 
represent Duke at the Inauguration of 
Malcolm Andrews Love as fourth Presi- 
dent of San Diego State College, San 
Diego, California, on Sunday, May 10. 
Mr. Eddy is Assistant Assessor for the 
County of San Diego, California. 

Dr. John F. Montgomery, Superintend- 
ent of County Schools, Lewisburg, West 
Virginia, represented Duke at the Inaugu- 
ration of John Ralph Murray as the 
Thirty-First President of Greenbrier Col- 
lege, Lewisburg, West Va., on April 17. 
Dr. Montgomery received his Ph.D. de- 
gree at Duke in 1950. 

Werber in Germany 

William M. Werber '30, former Blue 
Devil and major league diamond star, 
recently returned from Germany, where 
he and Owen Carroll, baseball coach at 
Seton Hall, conducted a baseball clinic 
for managers of G.I. teams in the Euro- 
pean Command. 

Some of his observations, highly perti- 
nent and interesting', are quoted here : 

"The army believes in a top flight 
sports program for its men. Each spring 
they hold a five day clinic and personnel 
attend from North Africa, France, Eng- 
land, Germany, or wherever they are go- 
ing to play ball. These are the coaches, 
or team managers, and it was our job 
(Coach Owen Carroll, Seton Hall, former 
Yankee, Detroit, Reds, and Brooklyn 
pitcher) to instruct them in every phase 
of baseball. We covered batting, bunt- 
ing, pitching, infield and outfield play, 
base running, team strategy, and just 
about everything else. There were 102 
team managers in attendance. 

"A few impressions. The army does 
thing's right. The food is excellent, the 
living quarters good, and the program 
of activities in sports now covers some 16 
different fields. Sports arenas that are 
the very best have been built and so too 
with the movie theatres and barracks. 
There are soldiers everywhere. I have 
not been in a single German city where 
the G.I. was not there too in seemingly 
large numbers. 

"Our clinic was held in Heidelberg so 
I visited the University and then wrote 
Dr. Wannamaker a note to recall his days 
passed as a student there. Visited the 
Red Ox Inn and had a very nice dinner 
at a table carved deep with the initials 
of students of perhaps several hundred 
vears ago. It was there that Kathv 

waited on tables and sang to the students 
in Sigmund Romberg's 'Student Prince.' 
The G.I. has not had room nor time to 
carve his initials but he has written on 
the ceiling in chalk, 'University of 
Florida,' 'Southern California,' et al. 

"It is now nearly eight years since 
the end of the war — if we can indeed say 
it has ever ended — and Berlin is still a 
shambles. There is hardly an adminis- 
trative building left intact. The Amer- 
ican sector is being rebuilt and business 
there moves along at a rapid pace. The 
Free University is in the American sec- 
tor and allegiance to the Communist 
Party must be sworn to if a student 
attends there. 

"Food is cheap. Orange juice, scram- 
bled eggs with bacon, toast with jelly, 
milk with coffee — 55 cents. For dinner, 
a nice shrimp cocktail, soup, filet nrig- 
non, mashed potatoes, broccoli, salad, 
milk and coffee plus a dessert — $1.50. 
Perfumes are about one-fourth of the 
cost Stateside." 

Tribute to Dr. T. M. Grant 

At a recent meeting members of 
the University Board of Trustees paid 
tribute to the Rev. Thomas McMillan 
Grant '09, who died on December 31, 
1952, at his home in Rocky Mount, 
N. C. Dr. Grant had been a member 
of the Board and one of the Univer- 
sity's most devoted alumni. 

In part the tribute read: "There 
passed from the Board of Trustees of 
Duke University a devoted servant and 
faithful member and from the Method- 
ist scene in North Carolina a wise 
and able leader and a man of un- 
usual strength and rare equipment for 
the Christian ministry. . . . He was 
untiring in his efforts in behalf of 
Christian education and his devotion 
to his Alma Mater was never open to 
question. He loved Duke and was 
ready at all times to give aid and as- 
sistance to any effort to bring about a 
'greater University.' ... As a pastor and 
preacher, he was far above average. 
His thinking was clear and without 
confusion and his sermons were direct, 
helpful, practical, and dynamic." 

These words are echoed by his many 
friends both within and out of Duke 

Dr. Grant had been a member of 
the North Carolina Conference of the 
Methodist Church since 1909 and had 
been Conference Secretary since 1925. 
With W. L. Clegg '24, he co-authored 
the ministers' retirement fund plan of 
the Conference. 

May, 1953 


A. F. R. O. T. C. After Four Years 

Air Force Program for Reserve Officer Comes of Age 

The Duke Air Force Reserve Officers 
Training Corps Unit was given birth 
on July 1, 1949, under the leadership of 
Col. Byron R. Switzer, who was assigned 
as the Unit's first Professor of Air 
Science and Tactics. The cadet enroll- 
ment at that time was only 45 students. 
The unit has grown to a present total 
enrollment of over 600 students. 

The Corps constitutes a regular depart- 
ment of instruction known as the Depart- 
ment of Air Science and Tactics. After 
four years of training in Air Force fun- 
damentals, and one summer camp at an 
Air Force Base, the cadet is com- 
missioned a Second Lieutenant in the 
Air Force Reserve. Of course, a prereq- 
uisite to receiving a commission is the 
conferring of a degree by the University. 
Under the present Federal Selective Serv- 
ice laws, the new Second Lieutenants are 
called to active duty for two years. 

To date, the Duke Unit has contributed 
50 young officers to the Air Force pool of 
Reserve Officers. The first four students 
were commissioned in June 1951. Four 
students were commissioned in January 

1952, 39 in June 1952, and 3 in January 

1953. The first "four-year" group of stu- 
dents will graduate in June 1953, and it 
is anticipated that approximately 35 will 

receive their commissions at that time. 

Upon entering active duty with the 
Air Force, all of Duke's AFROTC grad- 
uates are given an opportunity to attend 
flying school and to become pilots and 
observers; however, they must satisfy the 
high physical standards for being a flying 
officer to be eligible to receive this train- 
ing. They attend flying school in grade, 
with full pay and allowances as an officer, 
plus additional flying pay. 

While Duke's Air Science program does 
not include actual flying training, those 
cadets who are interested in flying may 
participate, on a voluntary basis, in fre- 
quent orientation and familiarization 
flights in Air Force planes. The flights 
are planned on week-ends to avoid con- 
flict with the regular class schedule. The 
aircraft are piloted by the flying officers 
who are a part of the regular teaching 
staff at Duke. Enthusiasm for these 
week-end flights has been running at a 
high pitch among the cadets. Each ca- 
det has the opportunity to sit "up front" 
in the cockpit and hold the controls while 
the instructor explains the basic aircraft 
instruments. To date, more than 100 
students have participated in such flights. 

Colonel Robert J. Knight, Jr., A.B. 
Davidson 1922, and a native of Florida, 

The above photographs illustrate the growth of the Air Force R.O.T.C. unit 
at Duke during the past four years. The top photo shows the entire cadet 
corps in 1949-50, with 40 members in the formation. The lower photo shows 
cadets enrolled in 1952-53, numbering over 600. Increased student interest 
in the program and growing national defense needs have been contributing 
factors in the tremendous growth. 

Colonel Robert J. Knight 

came to Duke in August 1952 as the 
second PAS & T of the Department of 
Air Science. He is well qualified to serve 
us as the new department head, having 
had many years' experience in both edu- 
cational and military fields of endeavor. 
For many years after his graduation, he 
was principal, teacher and administrator 
in the field of public education. He was 
called to active duty as an ordnance officer 
in 1941 and served in Australia and New 
Guinea with the Far East Air Forces 
from February 1942 to August 1944. 
He returned to the United States on 
August 14, 1944 as a Lt. Colonel. In 
1949 he was promoted to the rank of full 

The history of Duke's unit must in- 
clude that the wearing of green has gone 
by the way. Air Force boys have now 
taken to the blue. In 1951 the entire 
corps was finally clothed in the new Air 
Force Blue uniform. 

The many and varied activities that 
have been added to the training program 
during the first four years' growth is 
fairly indicative of the ever growing 
"esprit de corps" among Duke's "boys in 
blue," because the realization of many of 
these activities would have been impos- 
sible without their help and cooperation. 
The student public relations section pub- 
lishes on a tri-weekly basis a unit news- 
paper, Contact. It is student edited and 
published. Pictorial cuts have been added 
recently to improve the quality of the 
publication. This same section has pub- 
lished a beautiful 36-page, AFROTC 
year book, The Dukadet. It depicts the 
life and activities of the Duke Cadet 


Duke Alumni Register 

in pictures and script. So, the Air 
Science Department has its own news- 
paper and year book and the students 
have the opportunity to gain additional 
training and experience by contributing 
to these publications. 

A rifle team was organized in 1951. 
It has fired in the national William Ran- 
dolph Hearst trophy competition and in 
many regional competitions. Also, a spe- 
cial drill team has been formed for the 
purpose of presenting precision close- 
order drill exhibitions. 

The Duke Unit also has its own social 
club and honorary society. The Air Force 
Club was organized three years ago. It 
sponsors a big military ball once a year 
and other social gatherings. Dues con- 
tributed by members of this club help 
defray the publication expense of the 
Contact and The Dukad-et. The club has 
been successful each year in bringing 
the cadets together as a unit at various 
social functions. 

The "William A. Salley Squadron of the 
Arnold Air Society was organized in 
1950. It is the unit's honorary society 
and was named in honor of a Duke stu- 
dent who gave his life in the service in 
World War II. Student selection for 
membership in this society is based on 
attributes of high character, leadership 
and scholarship. 

A look into the future shows that a 
major change will be made in the Air 
Science curriculum in September 1953. 
A new generalized course in Air Science 
will replace the current specialized or 
option course. The old plan gave a basic- 
general course to all cadets during the 
Freshmen and Sophomore years. In the 
Junior and Senior years, the Cadets se- 
lected a specialized option in Administra- 
tion and Logistics, General Technical or 
Flight Operations. Under the new plan, 
every cadet will receive the same general- 
ized four year course in Air Force funda- 
mentals. Specialized training in his 
chosen field will come after graduation 
and will be closely allied to his college 
major. The cadet's desire and interest 
in flying training after graduation will 
continue to be highly emphasized in the 
new program even though the flight op- 
erations option has been eliminated. 
While consideration will be given to his 
academic major in the light of Air Force 
needs in various specialities, more and 
more cadets who plan to don the blue 
uniform of an AFROTC cadet must si- 
multaneously plan to look skyward in an- 
ticipation of the day after graduation 
when he will join his fellow countrymen 
as a flying officer in the United States Air 

The Undergraduate View 

by Charles Wray '55 

Joe college descended upon the Duke 
campus April 24-26, and it was a 
never-to-be-forgotten week end, filled with 
dances, cabin parties, a concert, a play, 
a picnic, a dinner, and last but certainly 
not least a gigantic parade through the 
streets of down-town Durham. 

The Hoof 'n' Horn Club started the 
festivities in fine style Thursday night 
with Ed Nayor and Bob Vandeventer's 
musical production, "All's Fair in Love." 
Nayor and Vandeventer, who hail from 
Bayonne and Princeton, N. J., respec- 
tively, wrote the script and most of the 
music for the play. The opening per- 
formance was a big hit before a capacity 
audience in Page Auditorium. Friday and 
Saturday performances followed the 

Friday afternoon Durham's citizens saw 
their biggest parade in years. The first 
week end in May the proud city is cele- 
brating its centennial, but it decided to 
combine with the annual visit of Joe Col- 
lege for a single parade. Each fraternity 
and sorority and many organizations built 
gaily decorated floats, and the general 
theme was to portray some phase of life 
in middle 19th Century Durham. The 
Air Force and Navy ROTC's both con- 
tributed marching units, a band, and a 
color guard. 

Friday night, the coeds sponsored an 
exchange dinner, which was the best in 
years. The coeds themselves seemed sur- 
prised at the tastiness of the food. 

The much-talked about Ray Anthony 
band had its first appearance that same 

Notice to Seniors 

All members of the 1953 senior 
classes are receiving the April and 
May issues of the Almni Register, 
delivered to their dormitory rooms or 
home addresses. These courtesy copies 
are being sent by the Department of 
Alumni Affairs. 

Accompanying the April issue was 
a blank asking for personal informa- 
tion from each senior. Seniors who 
haven't as yet filled out and returned 
these blanks to the Alumni Office are 
urged to do so right away. Those who 
have not received, or who have lost, 
these blanks are asked to come by the 
Alumni Office at 101 West Campus 
Union to secure a replacement. 

night, playing before a tremendous throng 
in the spacious Indoor Stadium. "The 
Young Man With a Horn" delighted the 
crowd with old Anthony favorites and 
novelty tunes in addition to his routine 
soft music. The Skyliners and the sensa- 
tional Joanne Greer were particular hits. 

The girls in peasant blouses and bright- 
ly patterned skirts and the boys in sport 
cloths presented a colorful, majestic pic- 
ture as they swayed to and fro with the 
soft music, occasionally taking time-out 
for a coca-cola or cigarette. 

Saturday was the day of days. At one 
o'clock the imitation Joe Colleges and 
their dates sprawled on the lawn in the 
main quadrangle, eating picnic lunches 
and listening to the afternoon Anthony 

After the concert, many of the frater- 
nities had individual parties, but for those 
who were more athletic-minded the Duke- 
State, Big Four baseball game was 
played. Many couples just transferred 
their blankets from the main quadrangle 
to the soft grass along the right field foul 
line at Duke Park. 

That night, the formal dance was held, 
with Ray Anthony again supplying the 
music. At intermission, the parade chair- 
man of the Joe College Week End pre- 
sented the awards to the winning fra- 
ternity and sorority floats. 

Cabin parties were the order of the day 
for Sunday. Just about all the frats, ex- 
cept the unfortunate few on social pro- 
bation, entertained their brothers and 
dates at cabin parties in the Duke Forest 
and at near-by lakes. 

In all, the undergraduates enjoyed one 
of the greatest college dance week ends in 
America, and certainly the best in the 
South. Bouquets of orchids should be 
thrown to the entire Joe College Commit- 
tee for without their efforts the week end 
would have been a mere dream instead of 
an actuality. 

Elections last month drew second bill- 
ing, but practically all of the publications 
and organizations have selected their pres- 
idents for next year. 

Congratulations are due : Jim Bradt of 
St. Louis, Mo., the new president of the 
Inter-fraternity Council. 

Bill Hames of Birmingham, Ala., new 
president of the Freshman Advisory 

(Continued on page 156) 

May, 19S3 


Durham Celebrates Its Centennial 

Duke Shares in Week-long Observances 

Visitors to Durham during the past 
three months soon begin to feel that 
they've stumbled into a mad scientist's 
"time machine" and have been trans- 
ported backward about 100 years. 

They have seen Durham's male citizens 
sporting many styles of hirsute append- 
ages, and their female counterparts, 
clothed in ankle-length skirts, peering 
from under sunbonnets, a la 1853. 

But Durham actually is not 100 years 
behind times. The beards and clothes of 
the 19th century were part of a centennial 
celebration, which culminated in activities 
held April 26-May 2. 

As a part of the Durham community, 
Duke cooperated fully with plans for 
the celebration. Centennial fever raged 
so high on campus that many students 
and staff members grew sideburns, Van 
Dykes, mustaches, and other styles of 
beards for the occasion. Several of the 
Centennial events were held on the cam- 

On April 26, 1865 General Joseph E. 
Johnston, commander of Confederate 
Armies for the Carolinas, Georgia, and 
Florida, met with General W. T. Sher- 
man, commander of the Union Army, at 
''Bennett Place," a log cabin three-and- 
one-half miles west of the tiny settlement 
known as Durham's Station. 

At the meeting the two generals signed 
a peace agreement to end hostilities be- 
tween the North and the South. Later, 
amended terms of the agreement were ac- 
cepted by President Johnson and his 

The historic meeting meant the end of 
the Southern Confederacy, but, ironically 
enough, it meant the beginning of Dur- 

At this time Duke University, then 
Trinity College, was a tiny college sit- 
uated in Randolph County near High 
Point, N. C. It was not until 1892 that 
little Trinity, packed into a single boxcar, 
was brought to Durham, where it even- 
tually grew into Duke University. 

When the College was moved to Dur- 
ham there were 6,000 people living in the 
thriving community of Durham. Since 
1865 the town had grown from a popula- 
tion of less than 200 to a rather sizable 
tobacco town. 

Several factors were responsible for 
the rapid growth of Durham, with to- 
bacco playing the featured role. In 

1852, Eli and Elisha Slade discovered 
that they had produced a fine, light to- 
bacco with a distinctive flavor. They 
found that the light, sandy siliceous soil 
which abounds near Durham produced 
the tobacco. 

In the same year the North Carolina 
Railroad started a line through the sec- 
tion. Dr. Bartlett Durham, a young 
bachelor physician, donated four acres of 
land for the station, and in 1854 it 
opened with Dr. Durham as its first sta- 
tion master. Fifteen years later, on 
April 10, 1869, almost four years after 
the end of the Civil War the town was 
incorporated and named Durham after its 
first station master. 

The railroad played an important part 
when in 1865, near the close of the Civil 
War, Union and Confederate soldiers 
camped near Durham's Station were in- 
troduced to the region's tobacco, and con- 
fiscated supplies of it from Green's to- 
bacco factory to take home with them. 

Eventually, when their supplies ran 
low, the ex-soldiers sent back to Dur- 
ham's Station for replenishment. Mr. 
Green saw a chance for advancement 
and named his tobacco, "Durham Smok- 
ing Tobacco," with the Durham Bull as 
a trademark. 

From this insignificant start a great 
tobacco center grew. Mr. Green died in 
1869, and Messrs. W. T. Blaekwell & Co., 
bought the business and expanded it. 

At the same time, Washington Duke, 
penniless at the end of the War, returned 
to Durham, and began the now famous 
tobacco empire. 

It was Mr. Duke who was responsible 
for bringing Trinity College here in 
1892. In 1889 the North Carolina Con- 
ference of the Methodist Church had 
granted permission to move the College 
to Raleigh, because of its distinct cul- 
tural atmosphere.. Durham was con- 
sidered too wild and woolly for tender 
young women scholars. Irate citizens of 
Durham held a mass meeting in one of 
the town's churches to attempt to bring 
the College to Durham. At the meeting 
Washington Duke offered to appropriate 
$50,000 more than any other town to 
bring the institution here. As a result he 
gave $85,000 for the school and General 
Julian S. Carr donated land valued at 
$25,000 for a campus. 

The story of the growth of tiny Trinity 

Displaying two of the finest beards 
on the campus, grown especially for 
the Durham Centennial, are Norman 
K. Nelson '48, A.M. '49, of the 
Bureau of Public Information, and 
Jimmy Whitley, University photog- 

College into Duke University is now fa- 
miliar history to all alumni. And while 
the College was growing, Durham grew 
from a population of 6,000 to a teeming 
city of more than 70,000 inhabitants. The 
two communities have become closely in- 

Recently from April 26-May 2, when 
Durham celebrated its Centennial, mark- 
ing 100 years of rapid progress, it is fit- 
ting that Duke made every effort to co- 
operate with the citizens of Durham to 
make the Centennial a success. 

Ranging from a gala student parade to 
a "Hospitality Daj 7 " program, Duke par- 
ticipated in the festivities. 

Other highlights of Duke's participa- 
tion were the use of Duke Stadium for 
the Durham Centurama, a historical dra- 
ma held nightly from April 27-May 2, 
and a Centennial program with music by 
the Chapel Choir and Concert Band, Sun- 
day, April 26. 

"The University welcomes the oppor- 
tunity to reaffirm its vital relationship 
with the City of Durham," vice-president 
Dr. Charles E. Jordan, said. "This re- 
lationship began when Trinity College 
was established here more than half a 
century ago. 

"Since that time, the institution has 
played an increasingly important part in 
Durham's affairs and has become an in- 
tegral part of the community. Today, 


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Duke University rejoices with Durham 
in the economic, civic, and cultural prog- 
ress of the city over a period of one 
hundred years. We are happy to have 
had a part in that progress, and we take 
pride in claiming Durham as the Uni- 
versity's home." 

Duke students touched off the Cen- 
tennial festivities with their annual "Joe 
College" parade Friday afternoon, April 
24. A highlight of spring campus ac- 
tivities, the parade this year featured the 
theme, "Durham One Hundred Tears 

More than a score of colorful floats 
were built by student groups, and under- 
graduates donned costumes of the 1850's. 
The parade, which began at 3 p. m., 
marched from Sears-Roebuck toward 
Five Points. 

"Hospitality Day" began at 1 p.m. on 
Saturday, May 2 and was centered on 
the West Campus Quadrangle in front of 
the Chapel. Refreshments were served 
at a hospitality booth and souvenir pro- 
grams were distributed. The Duke Con- 
cert Band directed by Paul R. Bryan 
provided music. 

Duke students served as hosts and con- 
ducted tours of the Chapel and the Duke 
Gardens, which were in full bloom. His- 
torical and scientific exhibits were on dis- 

The public was invited to be guests, 
admission free, at sports events that 
afternoon, when Duke's baseball team 
played the University of South Carolina 
and the lacrosse team met the University 
of Baltimore. 

A special Centennial program was held 
at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 26, in Duke 
Stadium with the Chapel Choir, directed 
by J. Foster Barnes and the Concert 
Band under Bryan participating in the 

Duke's part in the Centennial was 
planned by a committee composed of 
more than a score of Duke faculty and 
staff members and student leaders. 

Is your class holding 


union Look at the list. 

1903 (50th year) 

1928 (25th year) 

1943 (10th year) 


1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 


1933, 1934 

Law Alumni Will Hold Annual Meet on May 29 

Norman A. Cock, a member of the Board of Trustees of the University, and 
a Charlotte, N. C, attorney, will be the featured speaker at the annual meeting 
of the Duke University Law School Alumni Association, which will be held in 
the Law School building on Friday, May 29. 

The meeting will begin with a dinner in the Law School library at 5 :30 p.m., 
after which the session will adjourn to the courtroom for a short business meet- 
ing. After the business session, Mr. Cock will address the group. 

In accordance with customary procedure, members of the 1953 graduating 
class of the Law School will be guests of the alumni group and will be inducted 
into the Association. 

It is hoped that all Law School alumni will make every effort to attend the 

Just What Is the Value of a Man's Labor? 

In a report of a nine-lawyer commit- 
tee, headed by Charles H. Livengood, 
Jr. '31 of the Duke Law School, the 
value of man's labor is termed unpre- 

The Committee on Wage-Law Legisla- 
tion of the American Bar Association has 
spent two years studying the way wage- 
hour legislation is working under the Fair 
Labor Standards Act and other legisla- 
tion. Its report shows that the outcome 
of court action of minimum wages, over- 
time pay, and other factors in fair labor 
standards still is not wholly predictable. 

Despite recent attempts to set up de- 
pendable standards for employer and em- 
ployee, difficulties and inconsistencies still 
exist. Some of the difficulties found by 
the committee are : 

(1) You are not covered by federal law 
if you collect empty bottles that will be 
filled with ginger ale shipped into other 
states, but you are if you produce the 
containers for interstate-commerce ship- 

(2) If you employ workers for longer 
than a 40-hour week, you can get into a 
legal position which compels you to pay 
added overtime for a total of fewer hours 
worked because the regular rate per hour 
has been increased. 

(3) If you are a 17-year-old girl, you 
may take a non-hazardous job covered by 
the Fair Labor Standards Act, but you 
are too young for similar employment if 
the Walsh-Healey Act, with more protec- 
tive standards, applies to it. 

The nine lawyers agree that many com- 
plaints about the Fair Labor Standards 
Act add up to a feeling that it has been 
interpreted too favorably for employees. 

But they add that since the purpose 
of the legislation is to help employees, by 
its very nature it is not to be applied 

The committee recommends no police' 
changes, but that a Congressional Com- 
mittee set to work to eliminate duplica- 
tion, inconsistency, and confusion in the 
present laws. 

Faculty Council Moves to Revise Old Cut System 

A revision of the class-cut system at Duke which has long been of contention 
of undergraduates was agreed upon at a recent meeting of the Undergraduate 
Faculty Council. 

While the revision does not meet the perennial student demand for unlimited 
cuts from classes, it does liberalize the system that has been in effect. Heretofore, 
students have been permitted to cut a class as many times each semester as the 
class meets during the week. It has been necessary for students to use these cuts 
for illness and any other necessary absences. 

Beginning next year, however, undergraduates will be allowed to use these 
cuts for what the Council refers to as "personal matters." Absences from class 
due to illness and for other absolutely essential reasons will be excused and the 
student will be given a limited number of necessary additional cuts. 

The Council also voted to remove from the undergraduate curriculum the pre- 
medical major, but this change will not become effective until 1954. Another 
recommendation was the institution of a reading day to fall on the last class 
meeting prior to examination periods for undergraduate students. This innovation 
will become effective next fall. 

The Faculty Advisory System use this system for freshmen. These will be 
modified somewhat and continued and it will extend to include sophomores as well 
as freshmen. 

May, 1953 


For three hundred years higher educa- 
tion has played a leading role in the ad- 
vancement of American civilization. No 
country in history so early perceived the 
importance of that role and none has de- 
rived such widespread benefits from it. Col- 
leges moved westward with the frontier and 
carried with them the seeds of learning. 
When the university idea was transplanted 
from Europe, it spread across the nation 
with extraordinary speed. Today our uni- 
versities are the standard bearers of our 
whole S3'Stem of education. They are the 
mainstays of the professions. They are the 
prime source of our competence in seienee 
and the arts. The names of their graduates 
crowd the honor rolls of two world wars 
and of the nation's peacetime affairs. By 
every test of war and peace they have proved 
themselves indispensable instruments of cul- 
tural progress and national welfare. 

In the United States there is a greater 
degree of equality of opportunity in higher 
education than anywhere else in the world. 
A larger proportion of Americans study in 
universities and colleges than any other peo- 
ple. These universities have shown and con- 
tinue to show greater responsiveness to the 
needs of our society than their European 
counterparts. They have equipped our peo- 
ple with the varied skills and sciences es- 
sential to the development of a pioneer 
country. They have imparted the shape and 
coherence of the American nation to form- 
less immigrant groups. American ideals 
have been strengthened, the great cultural 
tradition of the West has been broadened, 
and enriched by their teaching and example. 
Modern knowledge of ourselves and of our 
universe has been nurtured in the universi- 
ties. The scientific, technological, medical, 
and surgical advances of our time were 
born in them. They have supplied intel- 
lectual capital as essential to our society as 
financial capital is to our industrial enter- 
prise. They have more than justified the 
faith of the public in our distinctive system 
of higher education. They have proved 
themselves dynamic forces of American 

The Nature of a University 

A university is the institutional embodi- 
ment of an urge for knowledge that is 
basic in human nature and as old as the 
human race. It is inherent in every individ- 
ual. The search that it inspires is an in- 
dividual affair. Men vary in the intensity 
of their passion for the search for knowl- 
edge as well as in their competence to pur- 
sue it. History therefore presents us with 
a series of scholarly pioneers who advanced 
our knowledge from age to age and in- 
creased our ability to discover new knowl- 
edge. Great scholars and teachers drew 
students to them, and in the Middle Ages 
a few such groups organized themselves into 
the first universities. 

The modern university which evolved from 
these is a unique type of organization. Eor 
many reasons it must differ from a corpora- 
tion created for the purpose of producing 
a salable article for profit. Its internal 

The Rights and Responsiblities 

This is a statement by the Association of American Universities of which 
Duke is a member. It was recently drafted by a committee of the Associa- 
tion headed by President A. Whitney Griswold of Tale and including five 
other university presidents. 

President Edens has stated, "This statement is important not only because 
it reaffirms the principle of academic freedom to which Duke University has 
long been committed, but also because it provides a forthright statement of 
hoiv the Association of American Universities believes the principle shoidd be 

structure, procedures, and discipline are 
properly quite different from those of 
business organizations. It is not so 
closely integrated and there is no such 
hierarchy of authority as is appropriate to 
a business concern; the permanent members 
of a university are essentially equals. 

Like its medieval prototype, the modern 
American university is an association of 
individual scholars. Their effectiveness, both 
as scholars and as teachers, requires the 
capitalizing of their individual passion for 
knowledge and their individual competence 
to pursue it and communicate it to others. 
They are united in loyalty to the ideal of 
learning, to the moral mode, to the country, 
and to its form of government. They repre- 
sent diversified fields of knowledge, they ex- 
press many points of view. Even within 
the same department of instruction there are 
not only specialists in various phases of the 
subject, but men with widely differing in- 
terest and outlook. 

Free enterprise is as essential to intellec- 
tual as to economic progress. A university 
must therefore be hospitable to an infinite 
variety of skills and viewpoints, relying 
upon open competition among them as the 
surest safeguard of truth. Its whole spirit 
requires investigation, criticism, and pres- 
entation of ideas in an atmosphere of free- 
dom and mutual confidence. This is the real 
meaning of "academic" freedom. It is essen- 
tial to the achievement of its ends that 
the faculty of a university be guaranteed 
this freedom by its governing board, and 
that the reasons for the guarantee be under- 
stood by the public. To enjoin uniformity of 
outlook upon a university faculty would put 
a stop to learning at the source. To censor 
individual faculty members would put a stop 
to learning at its outlet. 

For these reasons a university does not 
take an official position of its own either on 
disputed questions of scholarship or on po- 
litical questions or matters of public policy. 
It refrains from so doing not only in its 
own but in the public interest, to capitalize 
the search for knowledge for the benefit of 
society, to give the individuals pursu- 
ing that search the freest possible 
scope and the greatest possible encour- 
agement in their efforts to preserve the 
learning of the past and advance learning 
in the present. The scholar who pursues the 

search on those terms does so at maximum 
advantage to society. So does the student. 
To the scholar lie open new discoveries in 
the whole field of knowledge, to his student 
the opportunity of sharing in those dis- 
coveries and at the same time developing 
his powers of rational thought, intelligent 
judgment, and an understanding use of ac- 
quired knowledge. Thus essential qualities 
of learning are combined with essential 
qualities of citizenship in a free society. 

To fulfill their function the members of 
university faculties must continue to ana- 
lyze, test, criticize, and reassess existing in- 
stitutions and beliefs, approving when the 
evidence supports them and disapproving 
when the weight of evidence is on the other 
side. Such investigations cannot be eon- 
fined to the physical world. The acknowl- 
edged fact that moral, social, and political 
progress have not kept pace with mastery 
of the physical world shows the need for 
more intensified research, fresh insights, 
vigorous criticism, and inventiveness. The 
scholar's mission requires the study and ex- 
amination of unpopular ideas, of ideas con- 
sidered abhorrent and even dangerous. Eor, 
just as in the case of deadly disease or the 
military potential of an enemy, it is only 
by intense study and research that the na- 
ture and extent of the danger can be under- 
stood and defenses against it perfected. 

Timidity must not lead the scholar to stand 
silent when he ought to speak, partieularly 
in the field of his competence. In matters 
of conscience and when he has truth to pro- 
claim the scholar has no obligation to be 
silent in the face of popular disapproval. 
Some of the great passages in the history 
of truth have involved the open challenge 
of popular prejudice in times of tension 
such as those in which we live. 

What applies to research applies equally 
to teaching. So long as an instructor's ob- 
servations are scholarly and germane to his 
subject, his freedom of expression in his 
classroom should not be curbed. The uni- 
versity student should be exposed to com- 
peting opinions and beliefs in every field, 
so that he may learn to weigh them and gain 
maturity of judgment. Honest and skillful 
exposition of such opinions and beliefs is 
the duty of every instructor ; and it is 
equally his privilege to express his own 
critical opinion and the reasons for hold- 
ing it. In teaching, as in research, he is 


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of Universities and Their Faculties 

interpreted in 'the present danger: I believe you will derive great satis- 
faction from reading the complete statement." 

The thirty-seven member universities of the Association include: Broion, 
California, Cal. Tech, Catholic U. of America, Chicago, Clark, Columbia, 
Cornell, Duke, Harvard, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Johns Hopkins, Kansas, 
MJ.T., McGill, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, N.T.U., North 
Carolina, Northwestern, Ohio State, Pennsylvania, Princeton, Rochester, 
Stanford, Texas, Toronto, Tanderbilt, Virginia, Washington U. (St. Louis), 
U. of Washington, Wisconsin, Yale. 

limited by the requirements of citizenship, 
of professional competence and good taste. 
Having met these standards, he is entitled 
to all the protection the full resources of 
the university can provide. 

Whatever criticism is occasioned by these 
practices, the unversities are committed to 
them by their very nature. To curb them, 
in the hope of avoiding criticism, would 
mean distorting the true process of learn- 
ing and depriving society of its benefits. 
It would invite the fate of the German and 
Italian universities under Fascism and the 
Russian universities under Communism. It 
would deny our society one of its most fruit- 
ful sources of strength and welfare and 
represent a sinister change in our ideal of 

Obligations and Responsibilities 
of University Faculties 

We must recognize the fact that honest 
men hold differing opinions. This funda- 
mental truth underlies the assertion and 
definition of individual rights and freedom 
in our Bill of Eights. How does it apply 
to universities? In the eyes of the law, 
the university scholar has no more and no 
less freedom than his fellow citizens outside 
a university. Nonetheless, because of the vital 
importance of the university to civilization, 
membership in its society of scholars en- 
hances the prestige of persons admitted to 
its fellowship after probation and upon 
the basis of achievement in research and 
teaching. The university supplies a distinc- 
tive forum and, in so doing, strengthens 
the scholar's voice. When his opinions chal- 
lenge existing orthodox points of view, his 
freedom may be more in need of defense 
than that of men in other professions. The 
guarantee of tenure to professors of mature 
and proven scholarship is one such defense. 
As in the case of judges, tenure protects 
the scholar against undue economic or po- 
litical pressures and ensures the continuity 
of the scholarly process. 

There is a line at which "freedom" or 
privilege begins to be qualified by legal 
"duty" and "obligation." The determina- 
tion of the line is the function of the legis- 
lature and the courts. The ultimate inter- 
pretation and application of the First and 
Fourteenth Amendments are the function 

of the United States Supreme Court; but 
every public official is bound by his oath 
of office to respect and preserve the liber- 
ties guaranteed therein. These are not to 
be determined arbitrarily or by public out- 
cry. The line thus drawn can be changed 
by legislative and judicial action; it has 
varied in the past because of prevailing 
anxieties as well as by reason of "clear and 
present" danger. Its location is sub- 
ject to, and should receive, criticism both 
popular and judicial. However mueh the 
location of the line may be criticized, it 
cannot be disregarded with impunity. Any 
member of a university who crosses the 
duly established line is not excused by the 
fact that he believes the line ill-drawn. 
When the speech, writing, or other actions 
of a member of a faculty exceed lawful 
limits, he is subject to the same penalties 
as other persons. In addition, he may lose 
his university status. 

Historically the word "university" is a 
guarantee of standards. It implies endorse- 
ment not of its members' views but of their 
capability and integrity. Every scholar has 
an obligation to maintain this reputation. By 
ill-advised, though not illegal, public acts 
or utterances he may do serious harm to his 
profession, his university, to education, and 
to the general welfare. He bears a heavy 
responsibility to weigh the soundness of his 
opinions and the manner in which they are 
expressed. His effectiveness, both as scholar 
and teacher, is not reduced but enhanced if 
he has the humility and the wisdom to recog- 
nize the fallibility of his own judgment. He 
should remember that he is as much a lay- 
man as anyone else in all fields except those 
in which he has special competence. Others, 
both within and without the university, are 
as free to criticize his opinions as he is free 
to express them ; "academie freedom" does 
not include freedom from criticism. 

As in all acts of association, the profes- 
sor accepts conventions which become mor- 
ally binding. Above all, he owes his col- 
leagues in the university complete candor 
and perfect integrity, precluding any kind 
of clandestine or conspiratorial activities. 
He owes equal candor to the public. If he 
is called upon to answer for his convictions 
it is his duty as a citizen to speak out. It 
is even more definitely his duty as a pro- 
fessor. Refusal to do so, on whatever legal 
grounds, cannot fail to reflect upon a pro- 

fession that claims for itself the fullest free- 
dom to speak and the maximum protection 
of that freedom available in our society. 
In this respect, invocation of the Fifth 
Amendment places upon a professor a heavy 
burden of proof of his fitness to hold a 
teaching position and lays upon his uni- 
versity an obligation to reexamine his quali- 
fications for membership in its society. 

In all universities faculties exercise wide 
authority in internal affairs. The greater 
their autonomy, the greater their share of 
responsibility to the public. They must 
maintain the highest standards and exercise 
the utmost wisdom in appointments and 
promotions. They must accept their share 
of responsibility for the discipline of those 
who fall short in the discharge of their 
academic trust. 

The universities owe their existence to leg- 
islative acts and public charters. A State 
University exists by constitutional and legis- 
lative acts, an endowed university enjoys its 
independence by franchise from the state and 
by custom. The state university is supported 
by public funds. The endowed university is 
benefited by tax exemptions. Such benefits 
are conferred upon the universities not as 
favors but in furtherance of the public 
interest. They carry with them public obli- 
gation of direct concern to the faculties of 
the universities as well as to the governing 

Legislative bodies from time to time may 
scrutinize these benefits and privileges. It is 
clearly the duty of universities and their 
members to cooperate in official inquiries 
directed to those ends. When the powers of 
legislative inquiry are abused, the remedy 
does not lie in non-cooperation or defiance; 
it is to be sought through the normal chan- 
nels of informed public opinion. 

The Present Danger 

We have set forth the nature and func- 
tion of the university. We have outlined 
its rights and responsibilities and those of 
its faculties. What are the implications for 
current anxiety over Russian Communism 
and the subversive activities connected with 

We condemn Eussian Communism as we 
condemn every form of totalitarianism. We 
share the profound concern of the Ameri- 
can people at the existence of an interna- 
tional conspiracy whose goal is the destruc- 
tion of our cherished institutions. The po- 
lice state would be the death of our uni- 
versities, as of our government. Three of 
its principles in particular are abhorrent to 
us: the fomenting of worldwide revolution 
as a stop to seizing power; the use of false- 
hood and deceit as normal means of per- 
suasion ; thought control — the dictation of 
doctrines which must be accepted and taught 
by all party members. Under these prin- 
ciples, no scholar could adequately dissemi- 
nate knowledge or pursue investigations in 
the effort to make further progress toward 

Appointment to a university position and 
retention after appointment require not 
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May, 19S3 


Coach Parker's Nine Vies for Championship 

Other Spring Teams Post Some Outstanding Records 

Duke's baseball Blue Devils proved 
themselves definite threats for the 
Southern Conference and Big Four titles 
when they beat previously unbeaten Wake 
Forest, 8-4, in their initial game in Big 
Four play. 

Previously the Dukes, possessors of a 
seven and three record, had dropped 
their conference opener to Furman, 5-4, 
and had been beaten by two northern, 
intersectional opponents, Pennsylvania 
and Williams. 

Following the opening game loss to 
Furman, Coach Clarence ''Ace'' Parker's 
crew rebounded to score successive vic- 
tories Clemson, Davidson, and in the first 
of a two-game series with Pennsylvania. 
After dropping the second contest to 
Penn, the Devils went ahead to defeat 
Lehigh, and Michigan State twice. The 
Ohio University game was rained out with 
the locals leading 4-1 after two innings. 

The Wake Forest game, played in Duke 
Park on April 11, marked the halfway 
point in the 22 game schedule. From 
then on, the rest of the opposition was 
Southern Conference schools with the 
exceptions of a lone encounter with Navy. 

This year the conference limited its 
baseball teams to 22-game schedules, and 
the Big Four are playing each other only 
three times instead of the customary four. 

Coach Parker lost many of his heavy- 
hitters from last year, when Duke won 
the Southern Conference title and ad- 
vanced into the NCAA play-offs, so the 
team was an unknown quantity. In the 
early season games, though, the team has 
shown an abundance of fight and hustle 
which has made the difference in the 
close games. 

The infield was a definite weakness at 
the start of practice, but two lettermen 
and two newcomers have developed into 
a closely knit inner defense. All-Ameri- 
can Bill Werber is a mainstay on first 
and Billy Lea, shifted from second to 
short, is performing well in the grad- 
uated Dick Groat's post. Newcomer Bob 
LeClercq has solved the third base prob- 
lem, taking over from letterman Bill 
Donigan. Dick Brewer, another new- 
comer, is a smooth-fielding second base- 
man, although slightly weak at the plate. 

Lettermen Johnny Gibbons and Gordon 
Clapp are two of the outfielders with 
sophomore Al Spangler, the team's lead- 

lowing only five hits. He weakened in 
the fifth when three walks got him into 
trouble. Two singles scored three runs, 
and the game was tied. The Devils went 
ahead to stay in their half of the same 

Pitcher Joe Lewis 

ing hitter through the first half of the 
campaign, playing centerfield. 

Jake Tarr is improving with each game 
behind the bat, and his hitting improved 
tremendously after an early-season weak- 

The one-two punch of the pitching staff 
is Joe Lewis, voted the best righthander 
in the Big Four last year, and Lefty 
George Carver. Lewis received credit for 
four of Duke's first seven wins while be- 
ing charged with a single reversal. In 
three of Lewis' winning efforts, he al- 
lowed the opposition five hits or less, and 
he has averaged ten strikeouts per game. 
Carver and Lewis alternate starting the 
conference tests. 

The Wake Forest game was the high- 
light of the season to date. The highly 
touted Deacons came to town with an 
eight game winning streak, and they had 
been picked as the team to block the Blue 
Devils in their quest for their second 
straight crown. 

But the day was not right for the in- 
vaders from Baptist Hollow. Their num- 
ber one pitcher, Southpaw Archie Lynch, 
developed a sore arm and was unable to 
toil on the mound. 

Duke found his substitute, Bob Brown, 
no mystery as they exploded for three 
runs in a big first inning. The outburst 
was ignited by a two-run homer by 
Shortstop Lea. 

Lewis hurled a magnificent game, al- 


Coach dumpy hagler's golfers boast 
a strong, well-balanced outfit, and 
were undefeated after their first seven 
matches. The golfers are looking for 
their fourteenth conference championship 
in the last eighteen years. They have 
one tie to mar their record. 

South Carolina, Georgia, Citadel, 
Davidson, and Ohio University met de- 
feat in order. Then the Devils suffered 
a tie in a triangular meet against Wil- 
liams and Florida. Florida tied the 
Dukes, 9-9, and Williams was beaten, 

There are only two lettermen back from 
last year's conference champs, and this 
year's team is not blessed with an out- 
standing performer such as Mike Sou- 
chak. The balance, though, has been the 
big factor in the successes. Six of the 
eight men on the team have been the 
medalist or tied for medalist honors in at 
least one match so far. 

The two lettermen, John Eisinger and 
Henry Clark, have led the way, but new- 
comers Harold Hansen-Priiss, Dennis 
Bolster, Frank Hooker, and Ira Gruber 
have performed well. 

The feature match of the season was 
with the University of Michigan, Big Ten 
champions and runners-up for the NCAA 
title last year. Duke, although displaying 
some of its worst golf of the season, 
scored a convincing victory. 

The team is preparing now for the 
Southern Intercollegiate match at Athens, 
Ga., April 30-May 2, and the Southern 
Conference match, scheduled for Win- 
ston-Salem on May 15 and 16. 


Joel shankle, Durham Lawshe, and 
Captain Johnny Tate have been the 
only rays of light so far in an otherwise 
dismal season for the Duke thinclads. 

Shankle, the sophomore sensation from 
Level Cross, N. C, has consistently won 
the high hurdles, the low hurdles, the 


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broad and high jumps, and in the last meet 
against the strong Princeton Tigers he 
placed second in the pole vault, a new 
event for him in college. He has aver- 
aged slightly better than twenty points 
a meet and is a cinch to eclipse the cen- 
tury mark to become one of the few ath- 
letes in Duke history to qualify for the 
Hundred Point Club. 

Lawshe, a transfer student from Dart- 
mouth, has been very valuable to Coach 
Red Lewis in the weights, particularly 
the shot. He has met defeat only once in 
his specialty and has won many other 
points in the discus and dashes. One 
of last year's most glaring weaknesses was 
in the weight events, but this year Lawshe 
has made things different. 

Tate, a speed demon at the middle dis- 
tances and over the low hurdles, has not 
yet reached his peak, but once he does 
he will be hard to beat in the 440 and 
8S0. Tate also proves his value by an- 
choring the mile relay team. 

In the first meet of the season during 
spring vacation, Shankle and his mates 
defeated the University of South Caro- 
lina, 72-59. They continued south dur- 
ing the holidays to participate in the 
Florida relays. The one bright spot there 
was a first for Shankle in the broad 
jump. Duke finished fourth in the meet 
with an accumulation of seconds and 

Navy's powerful Middies proved too 
much as they ran roughshod over the out- 
manned Blue Devils, 82-49. Shankle and 
Lawshe scored most of Duke's points. 
Lawshe turned in his best performance of 
the season with firsts in both the discus 
and shot. 

Shankle had his best afternoon in two 
years, but his efforts were wasted as 
Princeton humbled the Devils, 83% to 
47 1 /&. Shankle finished first as usual in 
the high and low hurdles, and the broad 
jump. He tied teammate Jim Wright for 
first in the high jump and took a second 
in the pole vault. 

The main weakness of the team is in 
the dashes and the long runs. Opposing 
teams have captured most of their points 
in these events to give them a sizeable 


HP hree wins during the first week of 
*■ play over strong northern squads 
showed that Duke again had a strong 
lacrosse team, a team which might 
threaten to win the mythical national 
title. But these hopes were short-lived 
because on successive Saturdays Coach 
Jack Person's crew were defeated bv 


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Maryland and the defending national 
champions, the University of Virginia. 

Lack of strong reserve strength proved 
the undoing of the Devils in the big ones. 
In each contest the margin was very 
close at intermission, but the opponents 
rallied in the last half to win comfort- 

The three opening wins came over 
Williams, 9-8; Cornell, 7-5; Dartmouth, 
12-8. Maryland's Terps won 12-4, while 
the Cavaliers scored a 15-7 verdict. 

Bollinger, Lynch, Wilson, Rogers, and 
Rutter have been the stand-outs thus far. 


Kes deimling and Norm Schellenger 
have paced the Blue Devils to a 
commendable 10-2 record to date 

Coach Hendrix's crew lost its only two 
matches of the season on a southern 
swing during spring vacation on which 
the team won two of four matches. 
Rollins and Miami, both big name schools 
in the intercollegiate tennis world, handed 
the Dukesters their defeats. Jackson- 
ville Navy and the University of Florida 
were beaten on the same invasion. 

After the holidays, successive victories 
were scored over Michigan State, Am- 
herst, Williams, Presbyterian, George- 
town, Dartmouth, Kalamazoo, and N. C. 

The 9-0 triumph over N. C. State in- 
augurated Southern Conference competi- 
tion for the netters. 

Buzzy Hettlemen and Dave Shimmel 
were other outstanding performers dur- 
ing the first half of the campaign. 

Rights and Responsibilities 

(Continued from page 141) 
only professional competence but involve 
the affirmative obligation of being diligent 
and loyal in citizenship. Above all, a schol- 
ar must have integrity and independence. 
This renders impossible adherence to such 
a regime as that of Russia and its satellites. 
No person who accepts or advocates such 
principles and methods has any place in a 
university. Since present membership in the 
Communist Party requires the acceptance of 
these principles and methods, such member- 
ship extinguishes the right to a university 
position. Moreover, if an instructor follows 
communistic practice by becoming a prop- 
agandist for one opinion, adopting a "party 
line," silencing criticism or impairing free- 
dom of thought and expression in his class- 
room, he forfeits not only all university 
support but his right to membership in the 

"Academic freedom" is not a shield for 
those who break the law. Universities must 
cooperate fully with law-enforcement officers 
whose duty requires them to prosecute those 
charged with offenses. Under a well-estab- 
lished American principle their innocence is 
to be assumed until they have been con- 
victed, under due process, in a court of 
proper jurisdiction. 

Unless a faculty member violates a law, 
however, his discipline or discharge is a 
university responsibility and should not be 
assumed by political authority. Discipline 
on the basis of irresponsible accusations or 
suspicion can never be condoned. It is as 
damaging to the public welfare as it is to 
academic integrity. The university is com- 
petent to establish a tribunal to determine 
the facts and fairly judge the nature and 
degree of any trespass upon academic in- 
tegrity, as well as to determine the penalty 
such trespass merits. 

As the professor is entitled to no special 
privileges in law, so also he should be sub- 
ject to no special discrimination. Universi- 
ties are bound to deprecate special loyalty 
tests which are applied to their faculties but 
to which others are not subjected. Such dis- 
crimination does harm to the individual and 
even greater harm to his university and 
the whole cause of education by destroying 
faith in the ideals of university scholarship. 


Finally, we assert that freedom of thought 
and speech is vital to the maintenance of 
the American system and is essential to 
the general welfare. Condemnation of Com- 
munism and its protagonists is not to be 
interpreted as readiness to curb social, po- 
litical, or economic investigation and re- 
search. To insist upon complete conformity 
to current beliefs and practices would do 
infinite harm to the principle of freedom, 
which is the greatest, the central American 
doctrine. Fidelity to that principle has 
made it possible for the universities of 
America to confer great benefits upon our 
society and our country. Adherence to that 
principle is the only guarantee that the 
nation may continue to enjoy these benefits. 

May, 1953 



1. Barry Hawes. Gregory" Hawes. Anne Mellin Hawes (Mrs. 
Julian) '44. Oklahoma City, Okla. 

2. Richard A. Northam, Jr. Richard A. Northam, B.S. '51. Aiken, 
S. C. 

3. Hans G. Taenzler IV. Ann Lyerly Taenzler (Mrs. H. G.) '48. 
Jacksonville, Fla. 

4. Ricky Lockwood. Deborah Lockwood. Camilla Grehe Lockwood 
(Mrs. P. M.) '45. Massapequa, L. I., N. Y. 

5. Joe MoKeown. Connie McKeown. Beverly H. McKeown '46. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

6. Elaine Madeleine Persson. Lenora Snyder Persson (Mrs. 

A. O.) '35. Arthur O. Persson. Caryl Ellen Persson. Engle- 
wood, N. J. 

7. Larry Hubbell. Kathie Hubbell. Barbara Baynard Hubhell 
'47. David S. Hubbell '43, M.D. '46. Hamden, Conn. Grand- 
father: Dr. Jay B. Hubbell. 

8. Patricla Edelman. Robert Edelman, Jr. Patricia Hanson 
Edelman (Mrs. Robert J.) '46. Albany, N. Y. 

9. Geoffrey Osborne Whitten. 

10. Gregory' Fogg Whitten. Phyllis Osborne Whitten (Mrs. H. O.) 
'44. Indianapolis. Ind. 

11. Carol Lynn McArthur. Ray F. McArthur '52. Durham, M". C. 


Duke Alumni Register 


Charlotte Corbin, '35, Editor 


William L. Bergeron '52, Greenwich, Conn. 

Ralph M. Swenson, Jr. '42, Meriden, Conn. 

John A. McKenry, Jr. B.D. '43, Richmond, 

Arthur P. Cooley B.D. '47, Norfolk, Va. 

L. Bruce Wynne '25, Williamston, N. C. 

J. W. (Whitie) Davis '50, Wilson, N. C. 

Harry H. Fraley '41, Seattle, Wash. 

Hugh Swan '18, New Bern, N. C. 

Rev. Grady N. Dulin '26, Spray, N. C. 

Blaine Earon '52, Charlotte, N. C. 

Ida M. Pickens (Mrs. R. T., Jr.) '25, High 
Point, N. C. 

Lillian D. Dewar '49, Raleigh, N. C. 

Margaret Ann Jaeger R.N. '51, Pittburgh, 

Albert P. Cline, Jr. '50, Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Harold L. Mittle '44, Tampa, Fla. 

William Haliburton M.F. '43, Ottawa, Can- 

D. V. P. Williams '43, Oak Eidge, Tenn. 

Herbert M. Lee BSEE '52, Baldwin, L. I., 
N. T. 

Pamela Cherry Lee (Mrs. H. M.) '52, Bald- 
win, L. L, N. Y. 

Jack P. Mize B.S. '47, Ames, Iowa. 

Frances L. Lummis B.S. '45, Washington, 
D. C. 


Classes having reunions at .Commence- 
ment, 1953, are as follows : '03, Golden 
Anniversary; '17; '18; '19; '20; '28, Silver 
Anniversary; '32; '33; '34; '43, Tenth Year 


Vice-President: Dr. T. T. Spence 
tired from active military service on Dee. 
31, 1952, after more than 36 years in the 
United States Army. Since Jan. 1, he has 
been employed as an engineer with An- 
heuser-Busch, Inc., and makes his home at 
15800 Roscoe Boulevard, Van Nuys, Calif. 


Next Reunion: Commencement, 1953 

President: John O. Durham 
BANKS ARENDELL is an attorney with 
Bunn & Arendell, Raleigh, N. C, and makes 
his home at 1515 St. Marys Street, Raleigh. 
CRARY) '21 have two daughters, J. ANNE 
RICHARD S.) '51 and Helen McCrary 

Joseph C. Shivers B.S. '42, A.M. '43, Ph.D. 

'47, West Chester, Pa. 
Lucille Gorham Souders (Mrs. F. B.) '12, 

Fayetteville, N. C. 
Estelle Flowers Spears (Mrs. M. T.) '14, 

Durham, N. C. 
Walter D. Knight, Jr. A.M. '43, Ph.D. '50, 

Berkeley, Cal. 
Cy R. Matheson '48, Durham, N. C. 
Robert A. Hinshaw '43, New Concord, Ohio. 
Laura Emerson Neal (Mrs. E. Fulton) '42, 

Danville, Va. 
Agnes Long Whiteside (Mrs. R. E.) '45, 

East Haven, Conn. 
Carolyn Henry Yarger (Mrs. M. P.) '32, 

South Bend, Ind. 
George Pepper '52, Bronx, N. Y. 
Myrtise Washburn Martin (Mrs. R. B.) '24, 

Tenafly, N. J. 
Mary Frances Sawyer Horner (Mrs. F. T.) 

'24, Elizabeth City, N. C. 
Amy Franklin Miles (Mrs. Hall B., Jr.) 

'46, High Point, N. C. 
R. B. Neighborgall '48, New York, N. Y. 
Malcolm M. ("Jack") Adamson B.D. '47, 

Chattanooga, Tenn. 


physician in Stovall, N. C. He and Mrs. 
Bradsher, a registered nurse, have one son, 
James S., III. 

C. SETTLE BUNN, State Senator of North 
Carolina, lives in Spring Hope, N. C. He 
was a member of the State Legislature in 
1949, is a Methodist lay leader, trustee, 
steward, and Sunday School teacher, and a 
trustee of Louisburg College. He and Mrs. 
Bunn have six children: CHARLES '39, 
ESPER NAN R.X., B.S.N. '42, Mark, 
BRAXTON C. '46, SIDNEY '49, and 

Bailey, N. C, where he is with W. H. 
Farmer & Bro., Inc. He has been chairman 
of Bailey School Committee for 32 years, 
and has served four terms as a Bailey Town 
Commissioner, and was a State Delegate 
to the National Democratic Convention in 
1940 and 1944. He and Mrs. Farmer, a 
graduate of Bradley University, have one 
(MRS. DAVID) '41. 

MARVIN W. HARDY, whose address is 
Box 176, Franklinton, N. C, is Educational 
Benefits Representative of the Veteran's 
Administration in Winston-Salem, N. C. He 
is married, is a Methodist and a Mason. 

Next Reunion: Commencement, 1953 
President: Dr. Ralph L. Fisher 
WADE H. LEFLER makes his home at 
832 Ashe Avenue, Newton, N. O, where he 
is an attorney. He and Mrs. Lefler have 
three children: La Verne, Trudye, and 
Wade H, Jr. 


Next Reunion: Commencement, 1953 
President: Lt. Col. Hugh L. Caveness 
W. E. SMITH, an attorney in Albemarle, 
N. C, has a son, Whitman E., Jr., who is 
a senior at Duke. He has served six years 
in the North Carolina State Senate. 


President: Edward L. Cannon 
A promotion to the rank of Major General 
has been received by ROBERT F. SINK, 
commander of the Seventh Armored Divi- 
sion. General Sink was recently transferred 
to Camp Roberts, Calif., from Fort Camp- 
bell, where he had been assistant commander 
of the 11th Airborne Division. He served 
for about a year as assistant commander of 
the 7th Infantry Division in Korea, and 
saw extensive service in the European 
theatre as a paratroop officer during World 
War II. Formerly of Lexington, N. O, he 
and Mrs. Sink have three daughters, Mary 
Merwin, Margaret Mover, and Robin. 


Silver Anniversary: Commencement, 1953 
President : Robert L. Hatcher 
G.) lives in Swan Quarter, N. C, where 
she is an English teacher in Swan Quarter 
High School. 

ROBERT J. CRAXFORD teaches journal- 
ism at the State University of Iowa, and 
lives at 225 N. Linn Street, Iowa City, 
Iowa. He and his wife have one daugh- 
ter, Bobbie Jean, aged 20. 
toga Street, Sumter, S. C, a dentist, be- 
came permanently disabled Aug. 1, 1940, 
and has been unable to work since. He 
writes that he is "trying to fill my yard up 
with rare camellias which the South is so 
well noted for." He and Mrs. Duulap have 
three children: Clara, aged 12; Tylen, aged 
eight; and Tyler B., Jr., aged five. 
lives at 918 Broad Street, Durham, where 
he is a member of Duke Memorial Methodist 

May, 1953 


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searching for his place in the world. 

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them personally rather than indirectly. 
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heart talk with an old college classmate. 
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Church, Durham Masonic Lodge, and Sudan 
Temple of the Shrine. He and Mrs. Ervin 
have two children; William Howard, Jr., 
aged 12, and Alice Karn, aged six. 
EDITH P. GUFFY" is chief social worker 
for the Veteran's Administration Begional 
Office, Winston-Salem, N. C, and resides at 
21-A College Village, Winston-Salem. She 
is very active in civic affairs. 
JAMES L. HANCHEY, 34 Jackson Drive, 
Wilmington, N. C, is a produce broker. He 
and his wife have one daughter, Norma 
Karen, aged seven. 

WILLIAM E., JR.), who makes her home 
at 410 Ann Street, Rockingham, N. C, in 
addition to her duties as housewife, is very 
active in civic and religious organizations. 
chief of the Editorial Branch of the Office 
of Price Stabilization, Washington, D. C, 
lives at Apt. 201, 1900 Van Buren Street, 
Hyattsville, Md. Previously he was head 
of the Publications Unit of the Eural Elec- 
trification Administration from 1949-1951. 
GEOEGE P. HOOD '28, B.D. '32 is chap- 
lain of the Veteran's Administration Hos- 
pital, Augusta, Ga., where he resides at 2810 
Oakland Drive. He and Mrs. Hood have 
two children: Margaret Ann, aged 10; and 
George F., Jr., aged seven. 
who lives at 2110 Princess Place Drive, 
Wilmington, N. C, is executive secretary of 
Family Service Society with offices in 22 
Trust Building, Wilmington. She is very 
active in social service and religious work. 
She and Mr. Howell have one son, Milton 
Anderson, aged eight. 

ROBERT C. HOWIE, Mrs. Howie, and their 
two children make their home at 2508 Bos- 
well Avenue, Charlotte, N. C, where he 
is in the insurance business. 
FRANK WADE KIKEE is a minister at 
Mt. Zion Methodist Church, Cornelius, N. C. 
He has three children; Frank Wade, Jr., 
18; Joseph, 14; and Mary Glenn, 10. 
E. P.) gives as her address, Old Trap, N. C. 
She is a member of the Methodist Church 
and the Eastern Star in Camden. 
JOHN H. MITCHELL B.S. manages a 
dime store in York, Pa., where he resides at 
780 W. Market Street. He and Mrs. 
Mitchell have one son, John H., Jr., aged 

SALLIE B. NEWMAN, who lives at Leas- 
burg, N. C, is supervisor of Person County 
Schools, Eoxboro. She is president of Box- 
boro Business and Professional Women's 
Club and is active in social and religious 
work. In addition she has the hobby of 
making and selling jewelry, called Sallie 
Bee's Fine Jewelry, to a clientele which 
covers 18 states. 

E.) makes her home at 218 N. 8th Street, 
Albemarle, N. C, where she teaches at Cen- 
tral Elementary School. She has one daugh- 
ter, Harriet Jane, aged eight. 
MAEVIN E. EOYSTEE, sanitarian of the 

South Carolina State Board of Health, lives 
at 517 Academy Street, Laurens, S. C. He 
and Mrs. Eoyster have one daughter, Nancy 

(MES. JESSE J.) resides at 2209 Byrd 
Street in Ealeigh, N. C, where she is Dean 
of Girls in Needham Broughton High School. 
THOMAS J. SHAW, JE. '28, A.M. '31 is 
editor of the Thomasville Tribune, and lives 
at 112 East Guilford Street, Thomasville, 
N. C. He was editor of the Courier Times, 
Eoxboro, N. G, from 1939-1946. 
THOMAS S. SHUTT makes his home at 922 
Hamilton Street, Eoanoke Rapids, N. G, 
and teaches at Halifax School, Halifax, 
N. C. He and Mrs. Shutt have three chil- 
dren: Jean, Thomas, and Mamie Alice. 
JOHN A. SRONCE of 23 Wembley Road, 
Asheville, N. C, is in the wholesale automo- 
tive supply business at Sronee Automotive 
Supply Inc., in Asheville. He and his wife 
have one son, John A., Ill, aged 13. 
pal of Clara J. Peck Elementary School, 
Greensboro, N. C, resides at 610 Scott Ave- 
nue in Greensboro. He is also active in re- 
ligious and civic affairs in Greensboro. He 
and Mrs. Teague have one son, Robert Mar- 
vin, aged 13. 

SAMUEL D. WRIGHT, who lives in Gib- 
son, N. C, is principal of Sneads Grove 
School, Laurel Hill, N. C. He belongs to 
Saint John Methodist Church, American Le- 
gion Post No. 50, W. O. W. Camp 18, and 
Scotland County Farmers Club and Farm 
Bureau, all in Laurinburg. 


President: John Calvin Dailey 
Henry Circle, Augusta, Ga., is safety engi- 
neer in the explosives department of E. I. 
du Pont de Nemours and Company, 
Augusta. In June, 1952, he resigned his po- 
sition as associate professor of physical ed- 
ucation, head baseball eoaeh, and baekfield 
coach of football at the University of Dela- 
ware, where he had been since September, 

CHARLES S. MUEPHY '31, LL.B. '34 has 
become a member of the Washington, D. C, 
law firm of Morison, Clapp and Abrams, 
and its name has been changed to Morison, 
Murphy, Clapp and Abrams. Mr. Murphy 
was special counsel to President Truman 
during the last two years of his administra- 
tion. He formerly was assistant legislative 
counsel of the Senate, and among other du- 
ties, was assigned to work with the Senate 
War Investigating Committee, headed by 
then-Senator Harry Truman. His business 
address is 839 17th Street, N. W., Wash- 
ington 6, D. C. 


Next Reunion: Commencement, 1953 
President: Eobert D. (Shank) Warwick 
BOY D. BOGGS, whose address is Box 517, 
Yaldese, N. C, is secretary and treasurer of 

Valdese Weavers, Inc. He and Mrs. Boggs 
have four children: Roy D., Jr., Jane, Ann, 
and Danny. 

DE. BENJAMIN P. MARTIN, makes his 
home on "Warwick Road, Winston-Salem, 
N. C, and is a physician in Nissen Build- 
ing there. He is listed in Who's Important 
in Medicine in 1952. He and Mrs. Martin 
have two children, B. F., Jr., and Harvey 


Next Reunion: Commencement, 1953 

President : John D. Minter 
REX G. POWELL, an auto dealer, owns 
Fuquay Motor Company, Fuquay Springs, 
N. C. He and Mrs. Powell have two daugh- 
ters; Melinda Ann, aged 10; and Elizabeth 
Glenn, aged seven. 

tices thoracic surgery and lives at 4307 
Breachway Drive, Tampa, Fla. He and 
Mrs. Seiler have four children; Colette, 
Thomas, Paula Jean, and Sandra Lee. 

'34 - 

Next Reunion: Commencement, 1953 
President : The Reverend Robert M. Bird 
ROBERT W. GRAVES M.D., professor and 
director of the department of neurology at 
Albany, N. T., Medical College, has been 
appointed to a part-time consultant position 
in the National Institute of Health at 
Bethesda, Md. He is continuing his work 
in Albany and is a special consultant with 
the Institute of Neurological Diseases and 
Blindness at Bethesda, established in 1950 
by the Federal Security Agency. 
PHILIP J. WEAVER, whose address is 
Route 9, Box 515, Greensboro, N. C, is 
assistant superintendent of schools in 
Greensboro. He belongs to West Market 
Street Methodist Church, the Rotary Club, 
and is president of Guilford County Mental 
Hygiene Society and of the N. C. Chapter 
of Horace Mann League. He and Mrs. 
Weaver, a graduate of Longwood College, 
have two children; Philip, Jr., aged six, and 
Carolyn, aged four. 


President: Larry E. Bagwell 
(MRS. ROBERT) is 433 Riversville Road, 
Greenwich, Conn. She and Mr. Daine were 
married Nov. 5, 1950. He was born in 
Paris and is a graduate of the University 
of Paris and Lille, France, where he studied 
engineering. He is now president of the 
Teleregister Corporation in New York and 
is director of several other corporations. 

Word has been received of the birth of the 
seventh child, Holly Lynn, to LOUISE 
Mr. King, on Aug. 18, 1952. The family's 
address is Box 304, Slatersville, R. I. 

band, Arthur O. Persson, and their three 
children live at 589 Ridgewood Terrace, 
Englewood, N. J. A picture of Lenora and 
Elaine Madeleine, 10y 2 , Caryl Ellen, 8, and 
Arthur George, 1, is on the Sons and Daugh- 
ters Page this month. 

WILLIAM C. SEARCH, 926 Kirkwood 
Avenue, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., is a car 
salesman with Norton Chevrolet, Inc., 
Philadelphia, Pa. He and Mrs. Search 
have two children. 


ment of Norristown High School, Norris- 
town, Pa. 

The appointment of LIEUT. COL. HAD- 
DOX H. SMITH as a vice-president of the 
First National Bank and Trust Company 
of Summit, N. J., was recently announced. 
He and Mrs. Smith, who live at 98 West 
End Avenue, Summit, have two sons. 
JAMES G. WHILDIN M.D., B.S.M., radiol- 
ogist at St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, Pa., 
recently was named a fellow of the Ameri- 
can College of Radiologists. After graduat- 
ing from Medical School, Dr. Whildin took 
advanced work at Mayo Clinic. 

President : Frank J. Sizemore 
Ph.D. '41, author and lecturer, is a pro- 
fessor at Stetson University, Deland, Fla. 

'38 - 


President: Dr. Kenneth A. Podger 
DONALD W. SHAFFER A.M. of Fairview 
Village, Pa., is head of the English Depart- 

President : Russell Y. Cooke 
ROBERT E. L. BEARDEN B.D., superin- 
tendent of the Conway District of the North 
Arkansas Conference of the Methodist 
Church, was principal speaker during Cen- 
tenary College's Religious Emphasis Week, 
Feb. 9-13. Mr. Bearden was a delegate to 

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• The Oak Room 

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• Cafeteria 

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May, 1953 




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8 dwt. $20.00 15 dwt. $25.50 

plus Federal & State Tax 

Both ladies ' and men 's rings are 
set with blue spinel stone. 

For further information on 
your ring you may write : 

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Duke Station, Durham, N. C. 

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the Ecumenical Conference of the Methodist 
Church in Oxford, England, in 1951. Prior 
to June, 1952, he had been pastor of the 
Goddard Memorial Church, Fort Smith, 
Ark., for five years. 

'41 has entered the general practice of law 
in association with his brother, HERBERT 
D. FISCHER '47, LL.B. '48, with offices at 
584 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, Conn. 
ARTHUR J. MILES lives at Maple Hill 
Drive, Woodcliff Lake, N. J., and his mail- 
ing address is R.F.D. No. 2, Westwood, 
N. J., where he is occupied with growing 
and wholesaling orchids under the firm name 
of Orchidcliff, Inc. He and Mrs. Miles vis- 
ited the campus early in March. 
PHYLLIS M. NELSON makes her home 
at 119% N. McDowell Street, Raleigh, 
N. C, where she has been living and work- 
ing for a year and a half, after a long ill- 
ness. She writes that the South is agreeing 
with her completely. 


President: Edmund S. Swindell, Jr. 
Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, N. C. has been 
elected president of all the Belk stores ex- 
cept the 11-store Stevens group. He is also 
director of the American Trust Company. 
NEALE) and Mr. Smith, who were married 
Sept. 5, 1951, live at Berwick Avenue, Rux- 
ton 4, Md. Mrs. Smith has three step-chil- 
dren; Stephany, 16; Neale, Jr., 13; and 
Hope, 7; plus her own child, John Thomas 
Corkey, Jr., 8, whose father was lost in 
action in the Pacific in July of 1945. 
resigned his position as head football coach 
of Catawba College, Salisbury, N. C, to de- 
vote his full time to the business of raising 
chinchillas. He is remaining on the Catawba 
staff as physical education instructor until 
the school term is completed. He plans to 
make his home in Salisbury. 
who is making the Army his career, is with 
U. S. Army transportation in Florence, 
Italy. His address is A01947373, Hq. 
AAFSE, APO 115, U. S. A. F., New York, 
N. Y. He and Mrs. Turner have a daughter, 
Linda, aged seven. 



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President: John D. MaeLauchlau 
president of the Class of '40, has been ap- 
pointed administrative assistant to the exec- 
utive vice-president of Dan Eiver Mills, 
Inc. He resigned as general manager of 
the Eiverdam Benevolent Fund, Inc., to ac- 
cept the new assignment with Dan Eiver. 
He was previously with Dan Eiver Mills 
from 1948 until he left in Sept., 1949, to 
become general manager of Eiverdam. He 
makes his home at 303 Eandolph Street, 
Danville, Va. 

MAEY V. WEAVEE A.M., of 1705 Cobb 
Street, Greensboro, N. C, teaches the fifth 
grade in Guilford County. 

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President: Andrew L. Ducker, Jr. 
"SKIP" ALEXANDER and Mrs. Alexander, 
3950 Fifth Avenue, S., St. Petersburg, Fla., 
announce the birth of a son, Stewart 
Murray, III, on Feb. 20. They have a 
daughter, Carol Anne, aged three. He plays 
professional golf at the Lakewood Country 
Club, St. Petersburg. 

who were married on Aug. 9, 1952, in Old 
Saint David's Church, Eadnor, Pa., live at 
Park Drive Manor, 704B, Philadelphia 44, 
Pa., where he is in his second year of medi- 
cal school at the University of Pennsylvania. 
Mrs. Pike is a graduate nurse from the 
University of Pennsylvania Hospital. 

'43 - 

Tenth Year Reunion: Commencement, 1953 

President: Thomas E. Howerton 
Branscomb are the proud parents of a 
daughter, Mary Margaret, born Feb. 27. 
He is an attorney at law with offices at 
1510 Driscoll Building, Corpus Christi, 

JOHN W. CAEE, III B.S.E.E. and Mrs. 
Carr, 1121 Bydding Eoad , Ann Arbor, 
Mich., announce the birth of a daughter, 
Catherine Creswell, on Jan. 25. He is in 
research and applied mathematics with Wil- 
low Bun Eesearch School Center, Ypsilanti, 
Mich. They also have a son, Alan, 
whose grandparents are JOHN W. CAEE, 
JE. '15 and MES. CAEE '32 of Durham. 

MAECUS T. HICKMAN '43, LL.B. '48, was 
recently elected Young Eepublican national 
committeeman. He and MES. HICKMAN 
(MAEY FEEY) B.S. '49 live at 945 Sedge- 
field Eoad, Charlotte, N. C. 

DAVID S. HUBBELL '43, M.D. '46 is taking 
his surgical training at Grace Hospital in 
New Haven, Conn. He and his wife, BAE- 
BAEA BAYXAED HUBBELL '47, and their 
two children, Kathie and Larry (see Sons 
and Daughters Page) live at 177 Battis 
Eoad, in Hamden, Conn. 

phens are the parents of a daughter, Tracey 
Rainier, born Feb. 24. An assistant At- 
tache of the American Embassy in Athens, 
Greece, Mr. Stephens is Director of the 
U. S. Information Service for southern 
Greece (the Peloponnesos), and is a resident 
of the city of Patras. His address is Amer- 
ican Embassy, APO 206 c/o Postmaster, 
New York, N. Y. 

While he is manager of an Insurance De- 
partment in Mobile, Ala., JOHN P. 
STUAET, JE. resides at No. 14 Kingsway, 
Spring Hill, Ala. 

WILLIAM ULRICH, Audubon, N. J., po- 
lice officer, has been honored as Aududon's 
outstanding man of 1952. He was selected 
for his distinction particularly for his de- 
voted service to Little League Baseball in 
Audubon, and as director of the Audubon 
Public Schools Safety Patrol. He makes 
his home at 512 Wyoming Avenue, Audubon, 
is married, and has two children. 


President: Matthew S. (Sandy) Rae 
Black of 304 S. Laurel Avenue, Charlotte, 
N. C, are the proud parents of a son, 
William, Jr., born Feb. 19. Mr. Black is 
with Armco Crainage and Metal Products, 

Friends of ANNE MELLIN HA WES will 
easily recognize the picture of her very blond 
sons, Gregory and Barry, on the Sons and 
Daughters Page of this issue. She, her 
husband Julian Hawes, and the boys have 
moved to Oklahoma City where their address 
is 2124 Carlton Way. 

AGE M.D. have recently moved to Green- 
ville, S. C, where he is associated with Dr. 
John K. Webb in the practice of general 
and thoracic surgery. Their home address 
is 303 Riverside Drive. 

husband, Herbert O. Whitten, have two sons, 
Geoffrey Osborne and Gregory Fogg, 
whose pictures are on the Sons and Daugh- 
ters Page. The Whittens live at 5443 
Graceland Avenue in Indianapolis, Ind. 


President: Charles B. Markham 
ALFRED A.) and Mr. Ackerman have a 
son, Alfred Hines (Chip), born Dec. 30. 
The Ackermans make their home at 39 
Cornflower Road, Levittown, N. Y., where 
he is a sales representative with American 
Airlines located in New York City. 
ROBERT BRENGLE'S address is St. Paul's 
School for Boys, Brooklandville, Md., where 
he teaches. 

ceived her Ph.D. degree from Cornell Uni- 
versity in 1952, is professor of philosophy 
at the University of Arkansas. Her ad- 
dress is 351 N. Washington, Fayetteville, 

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DON) and Chaplain (Captain) Hutehins 
announce the birth of a daughter, Ellen 
Marie, on March 18. They also have two 
sons, Donnie, aged four, and Ricky, aged 
one. Until their return to the States in 
July, the Hutehins' address is Office of the 
Army Chaplain, U. S. Army Alaska, APO 
949, ' c /o P. M., Seattle 1, Wash. 
Deborah and Ricky Lockwood, whose picture 
is on the Sons and Daughters Page this 
month, are the children of CAMILLA 
GREBE LOCKWOOD and her husband 
Frederick M. Lockwood. The family lives 
at 25 Surrey Road in Massapequa, L. I., 
N. Y. They also have a son, William Har- 
vey, born Mar. 3. 

assistant to the judge, Court of Appeals, 
Frankfurt, Germany, gives as his address, 
Court of Appeals, A.P.O. 757-A, e/o Post- 
master, New York, N. Y. He has been in 
government service in Europe ever since 
he received his law degree. 
married to Mary Priscilla Clarkson Hartley 
on Feb. 21 in St. Mary's Chapel of the 
Washington Cathedral, Washington, D. C. 
They make their home in Georgetown, Md., 
while he is clerking for Supreme Court 
Justice Stanley Reed. Mrs. Randall is a 
graduate of Vassar College. 
LIAM S.) and Mr. Slovic live at 802 Monti- 
cello Drive, Hopewell, Va., where he is co- 
owner of the Virginia Banana Corporation, 
a wholesale banana company. 
West First Avenue (rear), Columbus, Ohio, 
is parish pastor of First Community Church, 
1320 Cambridge Boulevard, Columbus. 
(MRS. COLEMAN M., JR.) and Dr. Whit- 
lock reside at 28 Marsh Street, Concord, N. C. 
They have two daughters, Catherine Mer- 
ritt, aged three, and Evelyn Patrica, born 
August 25, 1952. 

M.) R.N., B.S.N, and Mr. Yoder make 
their home at 811 E. Mulberry Street, Golds- 
boro, N. C, where Mr. Yoder is pastor of 
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. 
They have a son, Eric, born Oct. 30, 1952. 


President: Philip G. Dibble 
A. BARRETT, JR. of 1707 James Street, 
Durham, announce the birth of a second son, 
James Albert, on March 17. He is in Duke 
Medical School. 

EARL W. BRACEY B.S. is head of the 
Business Department of Norview High 
School, Norfolk, Va., where mail will reach 

husband, Robert J. Edelman, and two chil- 
dren, Patricia and Robert, Jr., live at 914 
Madison Avenue in Albany, N. Y. A pic- 
ture of the children appears on the Sons 
and Daughters Page of this issue. 

WILLIAM J. FARREN B.S. of 323 West 
17th Street, New York 11, N. Y., is credit 
analyst for Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. He and 
Mrs. Farren have two sons ; Bill, Jr., and 

JOHN V. KELLY B.S. '46, B.S.C.E. '47 
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is attached to the Ordnance Supply Office in 
Mechanicsburg, Pa. Until he moved there 
after Jan. 15, he was stationed in Honolulu, 


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LES LAAKSO U.S., whose permanent home 
address is Box 145, Eben Junction, Mich., is 
stationed at Corona, Calif. He and Mrs. 
Laakso have a son, Kelly, aged one year. 
BEVERLY H. McKEOWN works for the 
Wachovia Bank in Charlotte. He and his 
wife, the former Alice Cole, have two chil- 
dren, Connie and Joe, whose picture is on 
the Sons and Daughters Page. The Mc- 
Keowns live at 1718 Dunkirk Drive in Char- 
lotte, N. C. 

LT. SAMUEL F. MeMURRAY is assistant 
Schools Officer and Instructor in Tactics at 
U. S. Naval Schools, Mine Warfare, York- 
town, Va., where his address is Box 696. 
He has two girls, Sandra Gail and Martha 

lishes Florida Grower Magazine Inc., in 
Tampa, Fla., his address there being 903 
Golf View. He and Mrs. Mullen have a 
daughter, Julia Katharine. 
Belvedere Avenue, Baltimore 14, Md., is 
electromechanical engineer for Glenn L. 
Martin Company. He and his wife have 
three children ; Nancy Lee, Leo John, III, 
and Bonnie Lee. 

ager and co-owner of the Sunland Hatchery, 
Newton, 111. His wife teaches music in the 
local elementary school. 


President: John S. Lanahan 
made chaplain of the Francis Lister Hawks 
Student Center, an Episcopal institution at 
Tulane University and Newcomb College, 
New Orleans, La. Mrs. Aycoek was LU- 
S. B. BRADLEY LL.B., who lives at 
Lawyers Inn, S. M. U., Dallas, Tex., is with 
the Enforcement Division of the Bureau of 
Internal Revenue, with offices in the Mer- 
cantile Commerce Building, Dallas, Tex. 
LEN P.) R.N. '47, B.S.N. '48 and Mr. 
Calvert, who were married Nov. 3, 1951, re- 
side at 106 Ball Road, Mountain Lakes, 
N. J., where he is a salesman with Gulf Oil 
Company. They have one daughter, 11 
months old. 

makes his home at 2405 Haven Ridge Drive, 
N. W., Atlanta, Ga. He and Mrs. Corrigan, 
a graduate of the University of Georgia, 
have a daughter, Barbara Ann, born July 
15, 1952. 

ARTHUR F. DRATZ, who will receive his 
Ph.D. degree from Duke in June, has been 
appointed voluntary instructor in biochem- 
istry in the dental school of Emory Uni- 
versity. He is with the Radioisotopes Unit, 
Veterans Hospital, Atlanta, Ga. 
ROBERT S. DURNELL B.S.M.E. is a re- 
search engineer for Radio Corporation of 
America, Camden, N. J. His work is con- 
cerned particularly with electronic devices. 
He, Mrs. Durnell, and daughter, Diana, re- 

side at 201 Euclid Avenue, Haddonfield, 
N. J. 

Janet Anne Burch were married Feb. 14, 
in Brooklyn, N. Y. Their address is Pa- 
tricia Gardens, Palmer Avenue, Larchmont, 
N. Y., while Mr. Edwards is an engineer 


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152 Duke Alumni Register 

with Krey and Hunt, consulting engineers 
in New York, N. Y. They visited the 
Alumni Office on their -wedding trip. 
O.) E.N. and Dr. Gore make their home at 
3011 Edwin Avenue, Fort Lee, N. J. They 
have one daughter, Mauvis Ann. 
at 1140 S. E. Third Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, 
Fla. They have three children : William, 
aged three; Carolyn, aged two, and Eichard, 
one year this month. 

JACK MIZE B.S. received his Master's 
degree at the University of Eochester in 
1949 and has completed requirements for 
the Ph.D. degree at Iowa State College. 
At present he is doing post-doctoral work 
at the Department of Physics, Iowa State 
College, Ames, Iowa. He is married and 
has a daughter, Martha, 18 months old. 
DE. FBANK J. PEGUES is instructor in 
history at the University of Colorado, and 
resides at 1655 Ninth Street, Boulder, Colo. 
He received his A.M. and Ph.D. degrees 
from Cornell University, and was awarded 
a Fulbright Grant for a year of study and 
research in France at the University of 
Paris. He returned to the United States 
last summer. 

After completing a two-year tour of duty 
with the United States Army, MILTON 
WEINBEEG M.D. is a resident in surgery 
at Eoper Hospital, The Medical College of 
South Carolina, Charleston, S. C. While in 
the Army, Dr. Weinberg served one year in 
Korea and a year at Fort Knox. 
ARTHUR E. WILKIE, JR. has opened 
an agency handling all lines of insurance 
and real estate, at his home at 59 Waddell 
Road, Manchester, Conn. He and Mrs. 
Wilkie have two children Susan, five, and 
Arthur E., Ill, two. 


President: W. H. (Bakie) Palmer 

JOAN ANGEVINE was married to Wayne 
Swift, a graduate of the University of Wash- 
ington, on Feb. 14, in the Church of the 
Eeformation, Eochester, N. Y. They make 
their home at 503 Park Avenue, Eochester. 
and Nancy Elizabeth York were married on 
March 1, at Jonesboro Presbyterian Church, 
Jonesboro Heights, Sanford, N. C. Mrs. Ap- 
pen attended Appalachian State Teachers 
College, Boone, N. C, and is a graduate of 
the North Carolina Baptist Hospital School 
of Nursing, Winston-Salem, N. C. She is 
now a member of the nursing staff at Duke 
Hospital. They reside in Durham. 
ALVIN BINGHAM B.S.M.E. '49 announce 
the birth of a son, Alvin Bruce, on Feb. 
28. The family lives at 28 Raymond Street, 
Hamburg, N. Y., where Mr. Bingham is 
with Bethlehem Steel Company. 
EAVES '50 are the proud parents of a 
daughter, Mary Carolyn, born Nov. 12, 1952. 

They reside at 2611 University Drive, Dur- 
ham, where he has his own insurance busi- 
ness, the Eaves Insurance Agency. 
A baby girl, Betty Jane, was born to 
and CASPER HOLROYD on March 4. 
They have a daughter, Ann Shaw, aged two, 
and make their home at 2416 Greenway 
Terrace, Raleigh, N. C. He is production 
planning supervisor for Wake Finishing 
Plant, Wake Forest, N. C. 
W. RUSSELL LAMAR, JR., who is in the 
millwork business, lives at Hotel DuPont 
Plaza, Washington 6, D. C. 
B.S.C.E., who lives at 319 Del Mar Avenue, 
Costa Mesa Calif., is stationed at Camp 
Pendleton, Calif., with the U. S. Marine 
Corps. He returned from Korea in Dee. 
1952. He and Mrs. McBryde have two 
children ; a bo.y, aged three, and a girl, aged 
one year. 

MR. and MRS. V. PAUL SKELTON, reside 
at 1800 Hillcrest Drive, Durham, where he is 
a certified public accountant, associated with 
the Hutchings-Umstead firm. 
Little Hans G. Taenzler, IV, whose picture 
is on the Sons and Daughters Page, is the 
her husband H. G. Taenzler, III. The 
Taenzlers live at 1711 Dogwood Place, Jack- 
sonville 5, Fla., where Mr. Taenzler is en- 
gaged in the practice of law. 
DON) and Mr. Zucker have a daughter, 
Cristina, born Dec. 28, 1952, in Florence, 
Italy. Their address is Via Verdi 40, 
Fierole, Italy. 


A son, Eobert Keith, was born on Nov. 15, 
1952, to Lieutenant Paul Bryan and MES. 
Birmingham Avenue, Apt. 5, Norfolk, Va. 
Lieutenant Bryan is currently stationed at 
the Naval Air Station in Norfolk. 
The wedding of Mary Lou Weatherly and 
place Feb. 20 in Grace Baptist Church, 
Durham. They reside in Durham where he 
is a general contractor. 
Assistant plant engineer with Atlanta Paper 
Company is HOWARD GOODMAN B.S.- 
M.E., who makes his home at 1025 North 
Virginia Avenue, N. E., Atlanta, Ga. He 
reports that he has met numerous Duke 
alumni in Atlanta during the past three 

In a military ceremony March 7, LIEU- 
WORTH was married to Mary Maxine Stei- 
mel, in the chapel at Davis-Monthan Air 
Force Base, Tucson, Ariz. Mrs. Middles- 
worth, is a graduate of Wayne University, 
Detroit, Mich. Lieutenant Middesworth is 
in personnel work at Davis-Monthan Air 
Force Base. 

CHARLES W. SMITH of 2438 Greenway 
Terrace, Country Club Homes, Ealeigh, 
N. C, announce the arrival of a daughter, 

Mary Helen, on March 10. He is with 
Winthrop-Stearns, Inc., wholesale drugs, in 

ALAN C. SUGARMAN '49, LL.B. '52, 210 
Second Avenue, Asbury Park, N. J., has 
been admitted to practice before the United 
States Court of Appeals for the District of 
Columbia Circuit. He is also a member of 
the bar of the Federal District Court of 
the District of Columbia. At present he is 
in the office of Solomon Lautman. 
WHITE) '49 are the parents of a son, Lewis 
Ross, III, born Nov. 8. The Whatleys live 
at 108 South Avenue, Cartersville, Ga., 
where Dr. Whatley is in private practice. 


President: Henry O. Lineberger, Jr. 
gives as his address, P. O. Box 658, Coving- 
ton, La., where he is a Seismic Computer in 
the geophysical division of the Texas Com- 
pany. He and Mrs. Blankenship have a son, 
Kurt Stephen, who will be one year old 
on June 14. 

ALTON J.) and Mr. Coppridge, of Char- 
lotteville, Va., announce the birth of a son, 
March 8. Mr. Coppridge is a fourth year 
medical student at the University of Vir- 

The Betty Cheek Chapel of First Baptist 
Church, Durham, was the setting, on Jan. 
25, for the marriage of BOBBIE JANE 
FISHER. They make their home at 819 
Third Street, Durham, where he plans to 
enter Duke Medical School in the fall. 
WALTER P. DUNGAN, assistant sales 
manager for Graybar Electric Company, 
Inc., Allentown, Pa., lives at 1749 Turner 
Street, in Allentown. 

LUCK FLANDERS is Alumnae Secretary 
at Saint Mary's School and Junior College, 
Ealeigh, N. C. 

JULIUS J. GYWN of Poplar Apartments, 
Durham, are proud parents of a second 
daughter, Dorothy Thomas, born Feb. 11. 
Jule is a senior law student at Duke and 
president of the Duke Bar Association. 



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May, 1953 


nounce the birth of a son, John William, 
on Eeb. 18. Their address is Box 7, U. S. 
Submarine Base, New London, Conn., where 
he is attending submarine school. 
W. B. KIRKLAND, JE. and Mrs. Kirkland 
are the parents of a daughter, Carolyn Ra- 
chel, born Feb. 21. They also have a son, 
David, who is two years old this month. 
Their address is Rt. No. 6, Box 11, Dur- 
ham, where he is with Thomas and Howard 

R.N., B.S.N, gives as her address, Box 181, 
Louisburg College, Louisburg, N. C. She 
is the College nurse. 

Miss Bobby Ann Stallings was married to 
DEWEY S. MIMS, JR. in Duke Memorial 
Methodist Church, Durham, on March. 14. 
They make their home in Alastair Court 
Apartments, Durham, where Mrs. Minis, who 
attended Woman's College of the University 
of North Carolina, is associated with the 
Fidelity Bank and Dewey is connected with 
Southern Fire Insurance Company. 

'50, M.D. '53 and Mrs. Parkerson announce 
the arrival of a daughter, Sue Tuck, on 
Feb. 14. The family resides at Apt. K-2-B, 
University Apartments, Durham. 

ROBERT E.) R.N., B.S.N, and Mr. 
Shirley, who were married July 19, 1952, 
live at 2209 Lovedale, Dallas, Tex. Mr. 
Shirley, a graduate of the University of 
Minnesota, is an instructor for General 

(MRS. JOHN W.) and Mr. Sterchi, an- 
nounce the birth of a son, Linton Allen, on 
Feb. 16. They make their home at 411 
Old Trail Road, Daytona Beach, Fla., where 
he is manager of Sterchi Furniture Com- 

JAMES A. URBAN received his LL.B. de- 
gree from the University of Florida on 
Jan. 31, graduating second in his class with 
High Honors, and is associated with the 
law firm of Steed & Steed, Metcalf Build- 
ing, Orlando, Fla. Last June he was mar- 
ried to Miss Alice Burinah Steed, a grad- 
uate of Florida State University. 

After their marriage last fall, MARY ANN 
WAY moved to 1605 Van Dyke Avenue, 
Cameron Village, Raleigh, N. C, where he 
is with W. M. Russ and Company. 

WILLIAM F. WESTLIN, JR. of Stratford, 
Conn., a student at New York Medical Col- 
lege, has been admitted to student mem- 
bership in the Connecticut State Medical 

Valley, Durham, where he is employed by 
the Southern Fire Insurance Company. 

(MRS. H. RANDOLPH) and Mr. Currin 
of Dover Road, Durham, announce the birth 
of a daughter, Lelia Anne, on Jan. 27. 
They also have a son, Henry Randolph, Jr., 
and a daughter, Lillian Carol. 

P. FELT is AO 2220131, 2d Recon. Tech. 
Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La. He is 
permanently assigned there as an inter- 
preter of aerial photographs. 

2115 Guilford Road, Hyattsville, Md. He 
is a research engineer for Naval Ordnance 
Laboratory, White Oak, Md., and is also 
working towards a Master's degree in phys- 
ics at the University of Maryland. Marian 
teaches in Greenbelt, Md. 

Miss Rosa Elizabeth Bugg became the bride 
14 at Warrenton Baptist Church, Warren- 
ton, N. C. Mrs. Fleming attended the 
Woman's College of the University of North 
Carolina. The couple reside near Hender- 
son, N. C. 

The permanent home address of ROBERT 
L. MAY M.F. is Box 42, Glade Spring, Va. 

RICHARD A. NORTHAM and his family 

are living in Aiken, S. G, at present while 
he is working as a shift supervisor at the 
Savannah River Plant of the DuPont Com- 
pany. Their address is 105 Schroder St., 
Crosland Park, Aiken. A picture of 
Richard A. Northam, Jr., better known as 
Ricky, who will be a year old soon, is on 
the Sons and Daughters Page of this issue. 

TOMS '19 and the late EDGAR S. TOMS 
'19 of 914 Yickers Avenue, Durham, was 
named the outstanding student of his class 
at the U. S. Naval School, Pre-Flight, Naval 
Air Station, Pensacola, Fla. He was se- 
lected for the honor by a board of senior in- 
structors who selected him because of the 
showing he made in his aeademie, military, 
and physical fitness curricula, and because 
he displayed outstanding potentialities as 
a future Naval officer. He was also grad- 
uated from the course "with distinction," 
an honor authorized for students who at- 
tain exceptionally high marks in Pre-Flight 



of W. H. BRANSON, '18, LL.B. '29, of 
Durham, was married to Elizabeth Tucker 
Glass at her home in Durham on Sept. IS. 
They are residing at Hathaway Road, Hope 

President : Richard J. Crowder 
SUZANNE (SUZIE) SLATE '54 were mar- 
ried on Feb. 14, in First Presbyterian 
Church, High Point, N. C. They make their 
home in Park Court Apartments, Camden, 
S. C, where he is employed bj' E. I. DuPont 
Company, and she is a secretary. 

The marriage of PAMELA CHERRY, 
daughter of JULIA WYCHE ALLEN 
CHERRY '24 and AV. HIX CHERRY '19 of 

B.S.E.E. took place in the Duke University 
Chapel on March 14. They plan to make 
their home on Long Island, N. Y. Since 
graduation, Pam has been taking graduate 
work in English at Columbia University, 
and Herbert has been at Harvard. 

Doris Eleanor Autrey was united in mar- 
BERT COBLE on Feb. 28 at St. Paul's 
Methodist Church, Asheville, N. C. Lieu- 
tenant Coble and Mrs. Coble, a graduate of 
High Point College, live at Camp Lejeune, 
N. C, where he is stationed with the Ma- 
rine Corps Reserve. 

WILLIAM A. HIGGINS makes his home at 
717 Fruit Avenue, Farrell, Pa., while he is 
convalescing from an attack of rheumatoid 
arthritis. He spent five weeks at Oberlin 
Graduate School of Theology, Oberlin, 
Ohio, until he was forced to leave last fall. 
He hopes to get back to school as soon as 

The address of SGT. ROBERT S. JEF- 
FERS is 1157171 USMC, MAG12, UMA 
212, FMAW c/o FPO, San Francisco, 
Calif. He expects to be discharged in 
October, 1953. 

pastor of a new Methodist Church for the 
new Alexandria, Va., area. He recently- 
served the Fauquier Charge in Fauquier 
County, Va. 

RAY F. MeARTHUR and his family are 
living at 831 Louise Circle, Poplar Apart- 
ments in Durham while he is attending the 
School of Social Work at Carolina. This 
school has a two year program of seven 
quarters and Ray expects to receive his de- 
gree of Master of Social Work in June 
1954. The McArthurs have a five year old 
(laugher, Carol Lynn, whose picture is on 
the Sons and Daughters Page of this issue. 

lives at Colonial Inn, 110 Maclewon Street, 
Kinston, N. C, where he is a mechanical 
engineer with DuPont Company. 

has completed a training program with the 
Humble Oil and Refining Company, and has 
been assigned to Houston, Tex., as a mem- 
ber of a land survey party. His home ad- 
dress is 2027 Persa Street, Houston 19. 

WILLIAM N. OSBORNE has the position 
of laborator3 r technician with General Elec- 
tric Air-Conditioning Division, 5 Lawrence 
Street, Bloomfield, N. J. He resides at 39 
Leslie Street, East Orange, N. J. 

teaches Spanish at the University of Miami, 
and lives at 1360 N. W. 9th Avenue, Miami, 

Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill, N. C, was 
the scene of the wedding of SALLY 
They make their home at Fort Sill, Okla., 
where Lieutenant Vilas is taking special 
training in Artillery School of the U. S. 
Marine Corps. 


Duke Alumni Register 


Rev. James A. Peeler '92 succumbed to a 
stroke on Sept. 2, 1951 in Hickory, N. C, 
the Alumni Office was recently informed. 

Among his survivors is a son, Olin Peeler 

H. E. GIBBONS '95 

H. E. Gibbons '95 recently died in Ham- 
let, N. C. He was in the lumber business 
until his retirement in 1938. 

Among his survivors are: his wife, a 
daughter, Margaret Gibbons Williams (Mrs. 
W. Alfred) '33 of 704 E. Forest Hills 
Boulevard, Durham; a brother, J. p. Gib- 
bons '98 of Hamlet; three sons; and two 

James deLafayette Carpenter '97 of 1816 

Kilbourne Place, N. W., Washington, D. C, 

a former law clerk in the Department of 

the Interior, succumbed December 22. 
A native of North Carolina, he had lived 

in Washington for the past 40 years. Mr. 

Carpenter retired from government service 

15 years ago. 

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, 

two sons, and a sister, Carrie Carpenter 

House (Mrs. I. S.) '92. 

Melville Preston Troy '97, a. native of 
Greensboro, N. C, died February 28 in 
London, England. 

After he left Trinity College, Mr. Troy 
volunteered for service in the army at the 
outbreak of the Spanish-American War in 
1S98. At the end of American military 
occupation of Cuba, he entered the employ- 
ment of the Havana-American Tobacco 
Company. After a short time in New 
York, N. Y., he was transferred to Lon- 
don, where he remained until his death. 

Included among his survivors is a sister, 
Nina W. Troy '00 of 114 South Mendenhall 
Street, Greensboro. 

(MRS. JOHN C.) '15 

Mamie Hoover Root (Mrs. John C.) '15 of 
2119 St. Mary's Street, Raleigh, N. O, suc- 
cumbed March 14, after a long illness. 

She had taught in the Raleigh public 
schools for 32 years, and was on the staff at 
Needham Broughton High School when she 
became ill. 

She is survived by one daughter and two 

Jasper C. Gaither '16, retired tobacco 
sales manager, died February 5, at his home, 
1621 Nottoway Avenue, Richmond, Va. 

He had been associated with Reynolds 
Tobacco Company for 29 years in its sales 
department when he retired in 1946. He 
was a divisional manager for the company, 
and had maintained offices in Charlotte, 

N. C, and in Richmond. 

Among those surviving him are two 
nieces, Lois Guffey DeHart (Mrs. James) 
'27, and Edith Guffey '28, both of Winston- 
Salem, N. C. 

Thomas N. Hunter, '25 of Asheboro, 
N. C, suceumbed following a heart attack 
on Dec. 26, 1952. 

Chang C. Lim '26 of Mandalay Road, 
Clearwater Beach, Fla., died January 14. 
He was a gift shop operator. 

The Alumni Office recently learned of the 
death of S. Eugene Paper '26, of Lexing- 
ton, N. C, on Sept. 28, 1952, after an ill- 
ness of five years. 

Clara O. Petty '28 of Statesville, N. C, a 
former resident of Durham and teacher in 
the Durham City schools for 34 years, re- 
tiring in 1949, succumbed March 13 after 
suffering a cerebral hemorrhage while at- 
tending the N. C. State W. M. U. convention 
of the Baptist Church. 

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. W. G. Black 
of Statesville, with whom she had lived for 
the past two years, and a niece. 

Kathleen O. Smith '30 died February 12 
at her home, 189 North Church Street, Con- 
cord, N. C. 

A member of the Coltrane School faculty 

in Concord since 1931, Miss Smith this j-ear 

was teaching fifth grade at the school. She 

also had taught sixth grade at Coltrane. 

A sister, Juanita Smith Maness (Mrs. 

Dewey L.) '28 of Concord, is one of her 

J. Kenneth Coots '34 of 114 Wales Ave- 
nue, Baldwin, Long Island, N. Y., vice- 
president of Brewer-Cantelmo Company, 
Inc., manufacturers of sales portfolio, suc- 
cumbed Feb. 27, after an illness of two 

Among his survivors are his wife and two 


James F. Jackson B.D. '36, pastor of 
Cedar Bayou Methodist Church, Houston, 
Tex., and former assistant at Houston's 
First Methodist Church, died January 5, 
following a cerebral hemorrhage suffered in 

Mr. Jackson went to Texas in 1941, and 
served at First Methodist Church, Houston, 
and then at Carthage and College Station, 
both in Texas, until he was assigned to 
Cedar Bayou at the 1952 General Conference. 

Among his survivors are his widow, two 
daughters, and one son. 


Eugene John Burrell, Jr., '50 of Eustis, 
Fla., and Atlanta, Ga., died suddenly on 
March 15 in Emory University Hospital of 
a cerebral hemorrhage caused by a rare 
blood disease, aplastic anemia. 

At the time of his death, he was working 
on his Ph.D. degree in biological chemistry 
at Emory, where he had been studying since 
his graduation from Duke in 1950. 

Among his survivors are his wife, Peggy 
Smith Burrell '51 of 2127 South 20th Ave- 
nue, Birmingham, Ala., and his parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. Eugene J. Burrell, Sr., of Eustis, 

W. B. Kiker '09 Dies Unexpectedly at Reidsville, N. C. 

William Black Kiker '09, highway 
contractor and Reidsville, N. C, civic 
leader, died April 11 at his home, 706 
Courtland Avenue, of a heart attack. 

He was president of Kiker- Yount, 
Inc., which completed many big high- 
way projects in North Carolina, and of 
Reidsville Furniture Company, which 
also has stores in Leaksville and Rox- 
boro, N. C. 

After leaving Duke, Mr. Kiker began 
his career as an engineer, working first in 
Mexico and later in Florida. In the 
early twenties he organized his own con- 
struction business. 

Since going to Reidsville in 1918, Mr. 
Kiker was an outstanding civic and com- 
munity leader. For a time he was a 
member of the city council and the 
Rockingham County Board of Education. 
He was a former chairman of the board 
of trustees of Annie Penn Memorial Hos- 
pital. He was the donor of Kiker Sta- 

dium in Reidsville, which was named in 
his honor. 

A charter member of the Reidsville 
Rotary Club, he remained a member until 
his death. He served as governor of the 
189th Rotary District in 1939-40. 

Mr. Kiker was a member of Main 
Street Methodist Church and had served 
many times as steward and trustee. At 
the time of his death, he was a member 
of the Church Board of Trustees. He 
gave generously of himself and his 
wealth to the needs of the church. 

Among his survivors are his wife, 
Blannie Berry Kiker '09 ; three daugh- 
ters, Katherine Kiker Harris (Mrs. 
Clyde E.) '35 of Jacksonville, Fla., 
Marion Kiker Lane (Mrs. Francis C.) 
'37 of Reidsville, and Lucy Kiker Jones 
(Mrs. William C.) '43 of Franklin, Va.; 
two sisters; two brothers, Paul J. Kiker 
'11 of Wadesboro, N. C, and J. Ray- 
mond Kiker of Polkton, N. C; his 
mother; and six grandchildren. 

May, 1953 



(Continued from page 126) 
tionalities. The missionaries come here 
from their home countries to study the 
Japanese language before going to other 
assignments in Japan. There are many 
summer homes and hotels in the area and 
two golf courses. One of the courses, 
known as the New Golf Course is rated 
as one of the best in Japan. It is within 
walking distance of the hotel. 

We are completely isolated from Amer- 
ican installations. It is about 70 miles 
to the nearest Army Post where we have 
to obtain supplies and mail. When we 
leave the hotel for supplies and such the 
first miles is down the mountain around 
190 hairpin turns on a 1% lane road 
without guardrails. A small portion of 
the road is paved. The majority of it is 

This hotel is operated by the Army for 
service people, especially for the men in 
Korea on R & R. We often have as 
many as 60 sailors from one ship at a 
time when the ships are in Port. The 
soldiers do not come in such large groups. 
We had excellent ice-skating until the 
first of March and a little skiing. Now 
we have the last 20 inches of snow which 
fell on Palm Sunday. That is going 
rapidly, the sun is hot at this altitude. 
Hunting was excellent during season and 
the fishing is very good. Rainbow trout 
makes a nice change from Army fare! 

Best wishes to you. 


(Continued from page 137) 

Bill Duke of Alexandria, Va., the new 
editor of the Chronicle. 

Tom Taylor of Shaker Heights, Ohio, 
new editor of the Chanticleer. 

Ken Orr of Charlotte, N. C, new 
YMCA president. 

Bob Bradshaw of Wilson, N. C, MSG-A 

Jack Featherston of Roxboro, N. C, 
MSGA vice-president. 

Lysk Wyckoff of New York, N. Y., 
MSGA secretary. 

George Moran of Wannague, N. J., 
MSGA treasurer. 

Clayton McCracken of Asheville, N. C, 
new senior class president. 

Luther Barnhardt of Concord, N. C, 
new junior class president. 

Henry Carnegie of Palm Beach, Fla., 
new sophomore class president. 

George Gerber of Arlington, Va., presi- 
dent of the College of Engineering. 

In a two-day blood drive, sponsored 
by the National Red Cross and locally by 
the Kappa Alpha fraternity, Duke Uni- 

versity students broke the North Carolina 
record for donations. The students gave 
1,008 pints during the two days. 

There was one note of sadness however 
to the brilliant record. The students were 
aiming at the collegiate record, held by 
Auburn University, and they failed by 
slightly less than fifty pints. On the last 
day of the drive over fifty students were 
turned away, because the Red Cross unit 
had to leave for its next day's destination. 

The record is one which all Duke 
regards with great pride. There was 
great display of co-operation among the 
students as the boys furnished automo- 
biles and drove back and forth to East 
bringing - the coeds to the gymnasium. 


(Continued from page 133) 

Duke's Medical School's Urologic Divi- 
sion featured two exhibits at a meeting 
of the Southeastern Section of the Ameri- 
can Urological Association in Havana, 
Cuba, March 26-29. 

Dr. Edwin P. Alyea, professor of Urol- 
ogy at Duke and president of the N. C. 
Urological Association, and Victor A. 
Politano M.D. '44, of the Duke Hospital 
House staff, presented the exhibits. 

One exhibit was on Duke Urology Di- 
vision's medical services, including' the 
department's contributions to its field. 
Staff members perform 1300 operations a 
year and examine and treat almost 11,000 
patients a year in the clinic. Many of the 
operative procedures have been designed 
at Duke. 

Staff members also have published 63 
scientific papers, three chapters in text- 
books, and presented eight exhibits at 
medical meetings. Two previous exhibits 
have been awarded first prize. 

Some 19 doctors have finished their 
training in this Duke Division and are 
engaged in full-time practice. 

Dr. Politano presented a paper in con- 
junction with the other exhibit on the 
use of trilene analgesia in urology. 

The exhibits were drawn and prepared 
by the Duke Medical Illustration Depart- 

Fear U. S. Leads to War 

Many Europeans fear that the United 
States will push the world into a war with 
Russia, Dr. Frances Acomb, assistant pro- 
fessor of history at Duke, recently stated. 

Thoroughly wearied from war and hor- 
ror, some Europeans shut their eyes to 
the facts of Communist Russia's goals 
and power, according to Dr. Acomb, who 
recently spent four months conducting 
research in England, France, and Switz- 

But many more of Europe's people 
want to be active in the struggle against 
Russia, and feel that America's policy is 
sometimes hasty and unpredictable. 

Dr. Acomb emphasized European in- 
terest in our recent election. Their swing 
toward Stevenson from early support of 
Eisenhower, reflected their attitude that 
Stevenson stated definite policies and 
stuck to them, whereas Republican policy 
was not clear enough to permit predic- 
tions of future action, especially in the 
Far East, Dr. Acomb said. 

Our possible actions that Europeans 
consider the most dangerous, as Dr. 
Acomb listed them, are: (1) ventures in 
the Far East that might have unfortunate 
repercussions, (2) insistence on German 
rearmament to a position of dominance 
in Europe, and (3) following a tariff 
policy that does not permit a shift from 
aid to trade in dealing with Europe. 

"Somehow we shall have to establish 
freer economic contact with Europe be- 
cause we have to get along with the 
Europeans," she said. 

Public Schools Praised 

Today's public schools are giving more 
and better moral and spiritual instruction 
than ever before, Dr. William H. Cart- 
wright, chairman of the Duke education 
department, told the Social Studies Di- 
vision of the N. C. Education Association 

He said that, "far too many people are 
being misled as to what goes on in the 
social studies classrooms of this nation. 

"One measure of moral and spiritual 
value in the schools is the extent to which 
the program of activities conforms to the 
way of life preached and exemplified by 
the Master Teacher." 

Faculty Club Officers 

Dean William C. Archie was elected 
president of the Duke University Fac- 
ulty Club at the group's recent annual 
business meeting. 

Dean Archie succeeds Dr. Deryl 
Hart, professor of surgery in the medi- 
cal school, who becomes a member of 
the Club's Board of Governors. 

Other newly elected officers for the 
academic year 1953-54 are : Charles R. 
Vail, assistant professor of electrical 
engineering, vice president; R. H. 
Sales, instructor in religion, secretary; 
and H. S. Morgan of the University 
treasurer's office, re-elected treasurer. 

Elected a governor-at-large of the 
Club was Dr. William B. Hamilton, 
associate professor of history. 


Duke Alumni Register 

We don't count the years! 

At Chatham we count generations . . . four of them, in fact. It happened this way. About 75 
years ago, the first Chatham built a pint-sized mill on the Yadkin River in North Carolina, did 
spinning and weaving for neighbors who traded raw wool for jeans and carriage blankets. 
Good service nurtured good business, so that today Chatham is one of America's largest 
producers of blankets, automotive upholstery and women's coatings. A great mill has replaced 
the wooden building by the waterfall. But the way Chatham has kept pace with the industry 
cannot be measured by such a 
tangible sign. It should be judged, 
rather, by the conviction shared by 
four generations of Chatham sons 
— "family pride is a very good 
guarantee of quality." 



o oo 

Mat onfy-Time will Tell 

Only time will tell about- a 
new golfer I And only time 
will tell about a cigarette i 
"Take your time . . . 

R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Winston-Salem, X. C. 

fe£ G&nekJbrSD days 

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America's most popular cigarette — leading all 
other brands by billions! There's a simple 
answer: Camels give you just what you want in 
a cigarette — rich, full flavor and cool, cool 
mildness, pack after pack ! Smoke only Camels 
for 30 days and see how mild, how flavorful, 
how thoroughly enjoyable they are as your 
steady smoke! 

More People Smoke CamelS than any other cigarette! 



Alumni Return for 101st Commencement 



Don't you want to try a cigarette 
with a record like this? 

I* THE QUALITY CONTRAST between Chesterfield and other leading 
cigarettes is a revealing story. Recent chemical analyses give an index 
of good quality for the country's six leading cigarette brands. 

The index of good quality table— a ratio of high sugar to low 
nicotine — shows Chesterfield quality highest 

. . . 15% higher than its nearest competitor and Chesterfield quality 31% 

higher than the average of the five other leading brands. 


Choice ofYbung America 

2* First to Give You Premium 

Quality in Regular & King-size 

. . . much milder with an extraor- 
dinarily good taste — and for your 
pocketbook, Chesterfield is 
today's best cigarette buy. 

W* A Report Never Before Made 

About a Cigarette. For well 
over a year a medical specialist 
has been giving a group of 
Chesterfield smokers regular 
examinations every two 
months. He reports . . . 
no advene effects to nose, 
throat and sinuses from 
smoking Chesterfield. 


Copyright 1953, Liggett 6c Mvers Tobacco Co. 


(Member of American Alumni Council) 

Published at Durham, N. C, Ten Months a Year 
in the Interest of the University and the Alumni 



June, 1953 

No. 6 


Letters 158 

Summer Session in Progress 159 

East and West 161 

The General Alumni Meeting 162 

The National Council Meets 163 

The Commencement Address 164 

The Baccalaureate Sermon 166 

Reports from Reunion Classes 167 

Alumni Golf Tournament 173 

Convocation Is Held, 174 

Activities of Alumni 175 

Faculty, Staff Members Retire 176 

From the Faculty 177 

Books 178 

Sports 180 

Sons and Daughters 182 

News of the Alumni 183 

Charles A. Dukes, '29 

Director, Alumni Affairs 

Roger L. Marshall, '42 

Assistant Editor 
Mary A. Flanders, '52 

Associate Editor 
Anne Garrard, '25 
Advertising Manager 
Fred Whitener, '51 

Staff Photographer 
Jimmy Whitley 

Two Dollars a Tear 

20 Cents a Copy 

The Duke University Alumni Register, founded in 1915, is pub- 
lished ten months in the year in January, February, March, 
April, May, June, September, October, November, and De- 

Entered as Second-Class Matter at the Post Office at 
Durham, N. O, Under the Act of March 3, 1879. 

The Cover 

Graduates in cap and gown, marching into the Chapel 
to hear the Baccalaureate Sermon, is a colorful occasion 
that never grows tiresome although the pattern varies but 
little with each passing year. 

^s / 

Tl <*• /SCRATCH* 

One eDixectoi* paq 

Never underestimate the power of a woman. We are 
constantly being reminded of that, for the former women 
students of Duke University are more and more taking 
their proper place in the scheme of things where the 
institution is concerned. I tuned in on WPTF the other 
morning just in time to hear the announcer say, "We 
have with us the Junior Duke University Alumnae Organi- 
zation of Wake County." These young ladies were a 
half of a quiz program. The more I listened, the prouder 
I became, for if their astuteness and comprehension of 
current events are signs of the time, look out men, it is 
going to be rough. 

1 his year's Commencement brought back to the campus 
the largest crowd we ever had. I keep thinking every 
year that we have reached capacity, but, like Jack's bean- 
stalk, it just grows and grows; and, like Jack's beanstalk, 
these pilgrimages to the Duke campus by our alumni and 
their increasing interest in the University's program are 
a never ending source of encouragement and inspiration 
to the faculty, to the staff, and to the students. The Duke 
University National Council, which of course is the voice 
of the alumni and friends of the University, expressed its 
gratitude and appreciation to the University for an out- 
standing year of leadership. 

1 he annual giving program produced the largest number 
of contributors — 7,901 — for the largest amount of 
money — $176,151.88 — to set a new record. Although 
everyone was greatly pleased, the echoes of thanks had 
hardly died before the Executive Committee of the Coun- 
cil recommended that we set 8,000 contributors and 
$200,000.00 as our goal for the year 1953-54. Ain't that 
something? More than 2,000 alumni workers helped to 
make possible the success of the annual giving program 
for '52- '53. 

Summer School is in full swing, or at least it will be by 
the time you get this — with all the Convocations and In- 
stitutes that enable it to render outstanding service. Don't 
forget that a visit to the campus is worth a million written 
words and a thousand pictures. 

The following persons are retiring from the faculty and 
staff this year: Dr. William Tr Laprade, Dr. Frank S. 
Hickman, Professor Harold C. Bird, and Mrs. Mary Nor- 
cott Pemberton, official hostess for Duke University. These 
persons have touched the lives of the alumni in many 
ways. Embedded in the foundations and structure of 
every great institution are the lives of those people who 
gave, without regard for themselves, years of service to 
the institution so that it may stride forward in the fore- 
front and so that the alumni may make the communities 
in which they settle better places in which to live. To 
these and all those who have gone before, on behalf of the 
former students, THANKS. It seems so inadequate, but 
we say it in its fullest meaning. 

Years Tliai Maki 


June 1943 

The 1943 Commencement was gen- 
erally regarded as one of the best yet 
held, despite adverse conditions con- 
nected with the transportation situa- 
tion and other war-time difficulties. 
At the exercises 722 degrees were con- 

This year's summer session began 
on June 8. Seven outstanding minis- 
ters have been invited to preach in the 
Chapel during the session. 

The campus was saddened early 
this month by the death on June 3 
of Dr. Frank C. Brown, chairman of 
the English department and Comp- 
troller of the University. Dr. Brown 
had been a member of the English 
faculty of Duke for many years. 

June 1928 

This month there have been many 
attractive dresses advertised in the 
paper. One sale advertises 98-cent 
dresses "styled like much higher priced 
garments," and another sale features 
dresses for 89 cents and $1.00. 

The transition from Trinity College 
into Duke University became a con- 
crete reality during this year's Com- 
mencement, when Doris Duke laid the 
cornerstone of the new campus on June 
5. The day was designated by Dur- 
ham Mayor J. M. Manning as Duke 
University Day. 

Dr. F. S. Hickman gave the Bac- 
calaureate address on the 3rd and the 
Reverend Frederick Franklin Shannon 
of Chicago gave the Commencement 

June 1903 

A special Trinity College edition of 
the North Carolina Christian Advocate 
has been published at Greensboro, N. 
C, which contains pictures of Trinity's 
buildings and interesting reading mat- 
ter about the College. 

Three excellent addresses were heard 
at Commencement this month. Presi- 
dent John C. Kilgo gave the Com- 
mencement address, Dr. G. H. Det- 
wiler, pastor of Trinity Church, 
Charlotte, N. C, delivered the sermon 
to the Y. M. C. A., and Bliss Perry, 
editor of the Atlantic Monthly, gave 
the literary address. 


Letters to the Editor are cordially invited, and 

as many as possible will be published each 

month. Address: The Editor, Duke Ahtmni 

Register, Duke Stati-on, Durham, N. C. 

Pete Arehambault '51 

Societe des Petroles Socony-Vacuum de 

L'Afrique Equatoriale Francaise 

Societe Anonyme Francaise 

Siege Social : Brazzaville, A. E. F. 

Once again I am writing to have my 
address changed. In the future would 
you kindly have the Alumni Register 
sent to my home address : 27 Shippee 
Ave., West Warwick, R. I. 

About two months ago a wonderful 
opportunity crossed my path, and I did 
not let it escape me. A French movie 
cameraman, Gilles Bonneau, who was here 
with M.G.M. to work on the forthcoming 
Clark Gable film Mogambo, had decided 
to return to Paris by road from Brazza- 
ville, A. E. F. He asked a Dutch trader, 
who is a part-time gorilla hunter, and 
myself to make up the party of three. 

Taking advantage of Gilles' skill, we 
have decided to make a travel film along 
the way, and perhaps we shall find some- 
one interested in buying it. 

After several weeks preparation, we 
are just about ready to depart. We are 
making the journey in a Willys station 
wagon and are traveling as light as pos- 
sible. A few emergency spare automobile 
parts, camping equipment, guns and 
cameras are the essentials. For food we 
have bought several pounds of rice, de- 
hydrated soups, Nescafe and tea. Meat 

"off the hoof," fruit and vegetables we 
shall gather as we journey northward. 

Our itinerary shall be something like 
the following : Brazzaville to Fort- Areh- 
ambault (this is one town we just have to 
see) then on to Fort-Lamy, west across 
the Northern Cameroons to Kano, 
Nigeria. From there we shall head south- 
west to Ouagadougou then northwest to 
Tombouctou (better known to Americans 
as Timbuctoo) turn east to Boren and 
from there we begin our trip across the 
Sahara. It should take us a little more 
than a week to cross the Desert and reach 

I plan to stay in Europe a while- and 
return to the States in early July. Per- 
haps with luck I'll get an opportunity 
to visit Duke this fall. 

John R. Glennie, '52 
205 W. Madison St. 
Baltimore 1, Md. 

Although the balance due on my pledge 
is only $5.00, I am enclosing a check for 
$10.00. When I made the pledge I made 
it on the basis of what I was getting then. 
Since then I have gotten two increases 
so I think Duke deserves some more than 
my pledge. 

In the next year I will try to be a little 
more liberal, but of course when one is 
(Continued on page 192) 

No Alumni Register In July and August 

Tour next copy of the Alumni 
Register will arrive on or about Sept. 
1, 1953 since the Register is not pub- 
lished during July and August. 

This policy was adopted last sum- 
mer, the publication schedule being 
approved by the Committee on Publi- 
cation of the National Council, and 
it is in line with the policies of most 
of the Nation's colleges and univer- 

By dropping two issues last summer 
it was possible to devote more time 
and money to the remaining 10 issues, 
and it is believed that this step has 
produced an enlarged and improved 

It is the hope of the Register staff 
and all members of the Department 

of Alumni Affairs, that the coming 10 
issues of the Register, starting in 
September, will bring its readers more 
information about the University and 
more reading pleasure. In the mean- 
time, the "Letters" columns will re- 
main open to those alumni and friends 
who wish to make comments or sug- 

The Alumni News Letter will con- 
tinue to go to alumni who do not 
contribute to the annual giving pro- 
gram and a special summer edition of 
the News Letter will go to all alumni 
in July. 

Looking forward to reaching you 
again next fall, and wishing you a 
pleasant summer. 



June, 19S3 

Ouminer session terms, with their 
^courses and conferences brought hun- 
dreds of new faces to the campus as 
teachers and members of other profes- 
sional groups sought to increase their 

While the total registration hasn't been 
determined at this writing, it is highly 
probable that between 1,800 and 2,000 
students will attend the two terms, al- 
though more could be accommodated. The 
University is endeavoring to increase its 
Summer School enrollment by presenting 
courses of wide general interest and, in 
addition, special non-credit lectures, con- 
certs, plays, conferences, institutes and 
workshops. At the same time, the sum- 
mer course program is meeting in many 
departments the needs of degree candi- 

In its endeavor to increase Summer 
School enrollment, the University offers 
half-fees to teachers and registered 
nurses, as well as scholarships and loans. 
Thirty $100.00 scholarships were offered 
to high school and elementary teachers 
on a competitive basis for the present 
Summer Session. It is the desire of the 
administration that more teachers will 
apply for scholarships each year. 

Encouraging teachers and others to be- 
come acquainted with Duke and to par- 
ticipate in its summer activities is a 
mission which can be accomplished by 
alumni. Doubtless there are teachers and 
other professional people in each com- 
munity where Duke alumni live who plan 
to increase their proficiency by further 
study, but who need just a little extra 
prodding or encouragement. Alumni, in 
seeking out these people, can transmit 
some of their own enthusiasm for their 
Alma Mater, to them. 

Science and Math Conference 

One of the best programs in the Nation 
for teachers of science and mathematics 
will take place here July 20-24. It is 
the Laboratory Conference for Teachers 
of Science and Mathematics, specifically 
for junior and senior high school teachers 
of biology, chemistry, mathematics and 
physics. No tuition will be charged but 
there will be a registration fee of $8.00 
for either full or part time attendance. 
The fee includes admission to all sessions 
of the conference, including the banquet, 
and to the recreational facilities of the 
Duke Summer Session. 

This conference will be under the super- 
vision of the staff members of Duke Uni- 
versity, and participants will perform 
useful and interesting experiments and 
gain information which mav be used by 

Summer Session In Progress 

Professional Groups Gather on the Campus 

them as public school teachers in instruct- 
ing their students. 

Sewage Works School 

As a part of the program of the North 
Carolina Sewage and Industrial Waste 
Association for the continuing education 
of superintendents, operators and labora- 
tory personnel in municipal and indus- 
trial waste treatment works, the annual 
Sewage Works Operators' School will be 
conducted at the College of Engineering 
August 24-28. The association, which 
sponsors the school, recently has approved 
a voluntary certification plan for such 
workers. The examination for the various 
certificates will be given for the first time 
this year as a part of the school. 

Seashore and Mountains 

While some of the students satisfying 
their quest for knowledge study in the 
University atmosphere, others will be 
doing research in their various fields in 
the quiet beauty of the mountains or amid 
cooling sea breezes at the shore. But all 
will be under the supervision of the 
University faculty. 

A limited number of botany and 
zoology students will take advantage 
of the University's subscribing instruc- 
tional membership in the Highlands Bi- 
ological Station at Highlands, N. C, lo- 
cated on the southern edge of the Blue 
Ridge Mountains at an elevation of 4,118 

During both Summer Session terms 
The Duke Marine Laboratory at Beau- 
fort, N. C, will offer specialized study 
in marine biology. The area is strategi- 
cally located from a biologist's point of 
view, being within the southern range of 
a great many northern marine plants and 
animals and within the northern range 
of a host of southern species. 

Say It in Spanish 

Nothing but Spanish is being heard 
around House D, known as the Besiden- 
cia, in Craven Quadrangle. That's where 
the 12th annual session of the School for 
Spanish Studies is being held. It opened 
June 10 and continues through July 18. 

All participating in the program eat 
their meals together and conversation at 
the table is in Spanish. In addition to 
the regular staff of Duke University, 

native visiting professors and native as- 
sistants are aiding students in their 
everyday use of Spanish. 

Meeting for round-table discussions, 
special lectures and demonstrations Au- 
gust 6-8 in another language field, will 
be English teachers attending the ninth 
annual meeting of the Summer Institute 
of the North Carolina English Teachers 
Association. The annual luncheon and 
the afternoon meeting that follows will 
be held in Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Medical Mycology Offered 

A course designed to insure a working 
knowledge of the human pathogenic 
fungi within the time allotted, will be 
held July 1-31 at the University School 
of Medicine and Duke Hospital. The 
course, Medical Mycology, will be under 
the direction of Dr. Norman Y. Conant, 
professor of mycology and associate pro- 
fessor of bacteriology. 

Emphasis during the course will be 
placed on the practical aspects of the 
laboratory as an aid in helping diagnosis 
of fungus infection. 

Nursing Education 

For the summer of 1953, six courses 
in Nursing Education are being offered. 
The courses extend over a period of six 
weeks, starting June 10. Also one three- 
week course is scheduled from June 30 
to July 18. Under the program of the 
Division of Nursing Education, qualified 
registered nurses may work toward the 
degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing 
Education. The primary objective of the 
degree program is to prepare qualified 
graduate nurses for teaching and super- 
visory positions in schools of nursing and 
in nursing service agencies. Graduate 
nurses who do not desire to matriculate 
for a degree may be admitted as special 

School for Pastors 

The fifth session of the Duke Divinity 
School's short term for supply pastors 
met June 15 to July 1. A number of 
scholarships were available for supply 
pastors who needed aid in attending the 
school. In addition to classes, there were 
a series of workshops and illustrated 
lectures in the fields of interest. 

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Activities for alumni on the campus (luring Commencement 
week end were many and varied. Shown above are some of the 
groups as they register, prepare to play golf, or just visit. 

(1) Tlie Jordan Family from Buenos Aires, Argentina, is 
welcomed by C. A. Dukes, director of alumni affairs. Left to right. 
Miss Margaret Jordan '53, Mr. Dukes, Verner C. Jordan Sr., Miss 
Mary K. Jordan '49, and V. C. (Bob) Jordan '52. 

(2) Alonzo C. Edwards '25, left, vice president of the General 
Alumni Association, Hookerton, X. C, visits with Will H. Jackson 
'49, Shreveport, La., following the National Council meeting. 

(3) Waiting to tee. off in the golf tourney, left to right, are 
J. M. M. Gregory Jr. '29, Eddie Cameron, director of athletics; 
Arthur Carver '19, and W. E. Cranford '29, all of Durham. 

(4) Comprising a feminine foursome, left to right, are Mrs. Pat 
Crawford; Miss Modena Lewis and Miss Frances Holton, both as- 
sociate professors of education; and Mrs. Mary Pfeiffer, all of 

(5) Preparing to play in the golf tourney, left to right, are 
Judge Allen H. Gwyn '18, Reidsville, N. C. ; Dr. Norman Boss '35, 
Durham; Alex H. Sands Jr., University trustee, New York City; 
and Gordon Ogburn '31, Durham. 

(6) Silver Anniversary alumni registering, left to right, are 
Philip Brisgalsby '28, New York City; Lethia Cross Cozart (Mrs. 
W. H. ) '28, Durham; Ethel Abernathy Bose (Mrs. J. L.) '28, Dur- 
ham ; and Dr. A. F. Hammond '28, New Bern, N. C. 

(7) Speakers' platform at graduation exercises. 

(8) At a coffee hour given by the Woman's College staff on 
East Campus, left to right, are Miss Lee Anne Seaweil '40, A.M. 
'41, president of the Alumnae Association, Athens, Ga. ; Miss Mamie 
E. Jenkins '96, Baleigh, N. C; Inez Angier Stokes (Mrs. E. M.) 
'03, president of the Golden Anniversary Class, Richmond, Va.; 
Lethia Cross Cozart (Mrs. W. H.) '28, Durham; and Miss Fred- 
erika Jenkins '03, Baleigh, N. C. 


June, 1953 

The Duke University Alumni Register 
= East and West = 

Valedictorian qf'OJR eturns 

P erhaps the most sought-after man. on 
-*• the Duke University campus during 
Commencement week end was Carl Eber 
Perrow, valedictorian of the Class of 
1903 who many years ago forsook the 
nerve-wracking complexities of urban 
civilization to find peace, health, and 
satisfaction as a North Georgia farmer. 

Dr. Perrow (Ph.D. Harvard, 1908) has 
become something of a legend. His phi- 
losophy that "trees are more important 
than money" has somehow struck a re- 
sponsive chord in the hearts of those who 
know and know of him. 

Accompanied by his son Guerrant, a 
practicing physician, Dr. Perrow return- 
ed to Durham and Duke for the first time 
in more than 40 years to attend the 
Golden Anniversary reunion of his class. 
Time magazine sent a man down to in- 
terview him and he was photographed by 
a representative of the New York Times 
newspaper. Many other press repre- 
sentatives and fascinated friends sought 
his company. 

To all of this Dr. Perrow responded 
with good humored courtesy, feeling per- 
haps that at last he was getting across to 
his fellow men a lesson that could never 
have been taught in the classroom he de- 
serted many, many years ago. 

An account of Dr. Perrow's career ap- 
peared in the October. 1952, issue of the 

Reunions Successful 

\ gain this year the sun showed little 
■^~*-mercy for the climax to the Univer- 
sity's academic year. It was warm, even 
though the preceeding few days had been 
unseasonably cool and the days that fol- 
lowed were similarly comfortable. 

There was, however, little complaint 
about the weather. Graduating seniors, 
their parents, and alumni seemed to be 
enjoying themselves immensely. While 
the crowd was not of record-breaking 
proportions, it was highly enthusiastic. 

Reports from every quarter indicated 
that reunion events for the classes of 
1903, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1928, 1932, 
1933, 1934, and 1943 were successful. No 
one seemed to leave disappointed. 

Both the National Council affairs and 
the General Alumni Association meeting 
and banquet were well attended and busi- 
ness on the agenda was accomplished 

Old grads of the Class of 1903, back on the campus for their Golden Anniversary 
Reunion, seek a quiet spot to converse with the President of the University on 50 
years of progress. Left to right, are Dr. E. C. Perrow, President Edens, and Col. 
John D. Langston. 

with dispatch. More than 100 persons 
entered the fifth annual Alumni Golf 
Tournament to make that event the 
largest in its history. 

More extensive reports on all alumni 
activities in connection with Commence- 
ment appear elsewhere in this issue. 

Graduation Impressive 

It is noticeable to anyone who peruses 
year after year photographs of gradua- 
tion exercises that the pattern varies but 
little. With the exception of changing 
faces it would be needless to take fresh 
photos each year. Those from, say, 1935 
would seem to do just as well. 

The changing faces, however, provide 
the thrill of each succeeding graduation. 
Professors can look beyond the familiar 
pattern and gaze upon the winding lines 
of graduates as individuals rather than 
as mere participants in a perfunctory 
ceremony. Graduation represents the 
success of their efforts as well as that of 
their students. 

Nevertheless, the ceremony itself re- 
mains impressive. It is a colorful spec- 
tacle that never grows tiresome. There 
are pomp and ceremony and feelings of 
gladness and sorrow. It marks a begin- 
ning as well as an end. The spirit pre- 
vailed in 1953. 

This year it was the beginning and end 
for 924 seniors of the undergraduate col- 
leges and the graduate and professional 
schools. Diplomas were handed to candi- 
dates on Monday morning, June 1. 

Trinity College graduated 278 with the 
A.B. and 23 with the B.S., while the 
Woman's College graduated 192 with the 
A.B. and 10 with the B.S. The College 
of Engineering gave B.S. degrees to 18 
civil, eight electrical, and 23 mechanical 
engineers. Thus all undergraduate de- 
grees granted by the three colleges total- 
led 552. 

Forty-two Diplomas in Nursing were 
awarded, eight received the B.S. in Nurs- 
ing Education, 14 the B.S. in Medical 
Technology, two the B.S. in Medicine, and 
85 the Doctor of Medicine. Fifty-one 
received the B.D., and two the Master 
of Religious Education. The LL.B. was 
awarded to 29 and LL.M. to two. Six 
received the Master of Forestry and four 
the Doctor of Forestry. The M.Ed, went 
to three and the D.Ed, to four. Fifty- 
eight candidates received the A.M. and 
C2 the Ph.D. 

Thus once again the alumni body of 
Duke University is increased by not only 
a goodly number but by some goodly 
people. All of the degree recipients were 
welcomed into the Alumni Association. 

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Robert R. Thomas 

Fred Folger 

The General Alumni Meeting 

Fred Folger '23 is Elected President 

Following the General Alumni Asso- 
ciation banquet held May 30 in "B" 
and "C" Dining Halls and attended by 
some 450 persons, Fred Folger, '23, of 
Mount Airy, N. C, was elected president 
of the association. 

Mr. Folger, a former member of the 
North Carolina State Senate, succeeds 
Richard E. Thigpen, '22, Charlotte at- 
torney and former Duke University 
Alumni secretary. The new General 
Alumni Association president currently 
is county attorney for Surry County, 
and vice president of the Mount Airy 
First National Bank. 

Other officers elected following the ban- 
quet include Kenneth M. Brim, '20, of 
Greensboro, N. C. ; Alonzo C. Edwards, 
'25, of Hookerton, N. C. ; and Charles 
P. Ballenger, '36, of Greenville, S. C; 
all were elected vice presidents. Lee F. 
Davis, '30, of Richmond, Va., was elected 
alumni representative to the Duke Ath- 
letic Council. 

Also approved were representatives of 
the alumni on the Board of Trustees of 
the University. They include Mr. Brim, 
Sidney Sherrill Alderman, '13, Washing- 
ton, D. C, attorney; Dr. Edgar Harrison 
Nease, '25, Atlanta Ga.; and the Honor- 
able Willis Smith, U. S. Senator from 
North Carolina. Terms of these repre- 
sentatives to the Board of Trustees ex- 
pire Dee. 31, 1959. 

The retiring president of the General 
Alumni Association presided at the ban- 
quet and attendant events. J. Foster 
Barnes, Men's Glee Club director, ac- 
companied by Terrell Jordan, led the 
alumni in singing "Dear Old Duke,'' fol- 
lowing which Mr. Thigpen called on 
Bishop W. W. Peele, '03, to pronounce 
the invocation. 

Dr. Edens Welcomes Alumni 

Immediately following the dinner, Dr. 
A. Hollis Edens, president of the Uni- 
versity, was introduced. Speaking briefly 
and informally, Dr. Edens welcomed the 
returning alumni to the University. 

Seated together at the banquet at 
special reserved tables were members of 
the 50th Year Class (1903) which was 
honored with a hearty round of applause 
prior to the members being initiated as 
freshmen into the Half Century Club. 
Fourteen members of the class attended 
the reunion. Also seated together were 
members of the Class of 1928, celebrating 
the 25th anniversary of the class; and 
members of the Class of 1943, meeting 
for their 10th year reunion ; as well as 
members of several other reunion classes. 

The president of the Class of '28, 
Robert L. Hatcher, vice president of the 
Chase National Bank, New York City, 
was introduced to the assembly by the 
presiding officer. 

Arthur P. Harris, representative of the 
Class of '28, and general manager of the 
City Chevrolet Company, Charlotte, N. 
C, gave a brief talk and presented the 
class gift of $8,611 to Dr. Edens. 

Next to be recognized were retired 
members of the faculty. Mr. Thigpen 
lauded the many years of service «given 
by them to the University with a few 
well-chosen remarks. The retired faculty 
members present at the banquet included , 
Professor H. C. Bird, Dr. Frank S. Hick- 
man and Dr. W. T. Laprade, all ac- 
companied by their wives, who were 
recognized also. 

Mrs. Stokes' Efforts Cited 

Members of the 50th Year Class, 
brought together through the efforts of 
the class president, Inez Angier Stokes 
(Mrs. Earl M.) of Richmond, Va., were 
among those introduced. Mrs. Stokes 
was credited with being largely responsi- ' 
ble for the success of the reunion, it being 
'one of the largest 50th Year Class reunion 
in the University's history. 

The fourteen members of the class at- 
tending the banquet and introduced in- 
cluded Professor Eli W. Cranford, Mrs. 
Jennie Langston Thomas, Miss Frederika 
Jenkins, Dr. E. C. Perrow, Bishop W. W. 
Peele, Dr. M. T. Frizzelle, Mrs. Rosa 
Langston Elmore, Col. J. D. Langston, 
M. R. Richardson, Miss Irene C. Pegram, 
Dr. J. F. Coltrane, Dr. W. A. Lucas, Don 
L. Culberson and Mrs. Stokes. 

Next to be introduced was the Rev. J. 
A. Baldwin. '93, retired minister from 
Charlotte, N. C, who represented the 
oldest class attending the banquet. The 
oldest class to be represented on the 
campus, although the member did not at- 
tend the banquet, was the class of 1892, 
represented by Mrs. Nellie Edwards Cran- 
ford of Durham. 

Also introduced were the alumni coming 
from the greatest distance to attend the 
banquet. These were Mr. and Mrs. 
Walter H. Schneider, '47 and '44, re- 
spectively, from Texas City, Texas. 
Others from a great distance included 
H. C. Doss, '09, from Detroit, Mich., and 
William H. Jaekson, '49, from Shreve- 
port, La. Also on the campus from a 
great distance, but not attending the 
banquet, was Mary K. Jordan, '49, Buenos 
Aires, Argentina. 

Charles A. Dukes, Director of Alumni 
Affairs, introduced representatives of the 
graduating classes, and through them 
welcomed into the Alumni Association 
some 900 new alumni who graduated this 

Most of the classes from 1892 through 
1952 were represented at Commencement 


June, 1953 

according to the registration, although 
some alumni failed to register. Classes 
not represented, according to the register, 
included '94, '95, '99, '01, '11 and '35. 
The 25th Year Reunion .Class, 1928, had 
the greatest number of members register- 
ed, a total of 71. The 10th Year Reunion 
Class, 1943, was secend with 28 register- 
ed. As usual, there were others in at- 
tendence who failed to sign the register in 
the Union lobby. 

Alumni returned from 18 states, the 
District of Columbia, and Argentina. 

McKeithen Elected To 
- Head Law Alumni 

The Duke University Law Alumni As- 
sociation, meeting here during Com- 
mencement week end, elected W. A. 
Leland McKeithen LL.B. '36 of Pine- 
hurst, as association president for 1953- 

Attending the annual meeting were 
approximately 100 Duke alumni and 
graduates who saw Xorman A. Cocke of 
Charlotte, a trustee of the University, 
made an honorary member of the Order 
of the Coif. Mr. Cocke, Charlotte at- 
torney, vice president and director of 
the Duke Power Company and the Pied- 
mont and Northern Railway Company, 
delivered the principal address. 

Other officers elected at the meeting 
include G. E. Miller LL.B. '36 of Ashe- 
boro, vice president ; and E. C. Bryson 
LL.B. '33 of Duke and Durham, secre- 

Returning alumni at the meeting also 
saw Julian Home Chambers, graduating 
senior from Clothier, W. Va., receive the 
Willis Smith Prize, created by Senator 
Smith, chairman of the Board of Trus- 
tees, for having the highest scholastic 
average in his class. 

The alumni group also elected for one- 
year terms to its council the following: 
Earl B. Hadlow '47, LL.B. '50 of Jack- 
sonville, Fla. ; Kenneth M. Brim '20 of 
Greensboro; and E. Norwood Robinson 
LL.B. '52 of Winston-Salem. Elected to 
two-year terms were W. P. Farthing '32, 
LL.B. '35 of Durham; Leon Rice LL.B. 
'36 of Winston-Salem ; Ivar Peterson 
LL.B. '36 of Washington, D. C; and 
Bryce R. Holt '23, A.M. '24 of Greens- 

Mr. Holt, this year's president of the 
Law Alumni Association, presided. 

Alumni officers, following the National Council meeting May 30, 1953, study picture 
graphs of the progress of the annual Loyalty Fund. Left to right, are Charles S. 
Clegg '26, chairman of the special projects committee; Charles P. Ballenger B.S.C.E. 
'36, retiring Council chairman; and Richard E. Thigpen '22, past president of the 
General Alumni Association. 

The National Council Meets 

Officers Elected — Loyalty Fund Discussed 

O obert R. Thomas B.S.E.E. '36 of Oak 
■*-VHill, W. Va., was elected chairman 
of the Duke University National Council 
on Saturday, May 30, at a meeting at 
which it was reported that the 1952-53 
Loyalty Fund had exceeded its best previ- 
ous record by more than $20,000. 

Elected vice chairman was Mary Duke 
Biddle Trent (Mrs. J. C.) '39. Floyd C. 
Caveness '18 of Greenboro, N. C, Dr. 
Ben N. Miller M.D. '35, of Columbia, S. 
C, and Blanche Barringer Brian (Mrs. 
E. W.) '22, A.M. '31 of Raleigh, N. C, 
were all elected to the executive com- 

A total of $175,602.33 from 7,836 
contributors was the May 30th Loyalty 
Fund total reported by Charles S. Clegg 
'26, chairman of the Special Projects 
Committee. Goals for both the amount 
and number of contributors had been ex- 
ceeded, he stated, and the previous record 
of -$154,709 from 6,541 contributors in 
1948-49 had been substantially surpassed. 

The 1952-53 figures included credits 
from long-term Development Campaign 

The National Council met for luncheon 
with the University Board of Trustees 
prior to their Saturday afternoon busi- 
ness session. Both events were held on 
the second floor of West Campus Union, 
with Charles P. Ballenger B.S.C.E. '36, 

retiring Council chairman, presiding at 
the business meeting. 

President Edens, in his address to the 
Council, spoke of the public relations 
problem that exists in respect to enroll- 
ment, particularly where the Woman's 
College is concerned. With three or four 
applications being made to the Woman's 
College for every young lady that can be 
admitted, he said, it is difficult to keep 
from offending prospective students and 
their parents when rejections must be 

He pointed out that alumni of Duke 
can assist greatly in easing this problem 
by explaining to applicants and their 
parents the difficult situation that does 

Turning to University finances, one of 
the principal interests of the National 
Council, he announced that for the next 
fiscal year it appeared that it would be 
necessary to budget a deficit of some 
$312,000 in order for Duke to meet its 
obligations to its students. 

Mr. Clegg followed his Loyalty Fund 
report by moving that a goal of $200,000 
from S,000 contributors be established for 
1953-54 annual giving, and thus give 
needed assistance in the solution of fi- 
nancial problems, The motion was 
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Dr. Urey Gives Commencement Address 

Revolutionary Change In Ideas Produced by Growth of Science 

(Partial text of address delivered by 
Dr. Harold C. Urey, professor of chemis- 
try, Institute of Nuclear Studies, Uni- 
versity of Chicago, at the Commencement 
Exercises of Duke University in Durham, 
N. C, June 1, 1953.) 

During the last century a very great 
intellectual revolution has occurred 
in our civilized world. We are so close 
to this revolution and it is so much a part 
of our daily lives that we perhaps do not 
appreciate how great it is nor how rapidly 
it has occurred. I refer to the revolu- 
tionary change in our ideas produced by 
the growth of scientific knowledge among 
the specialists in scientific fields, and the 
gradual diffusion of these ideas to the 
general public. 

It is important for us to think about 
the problems raised by the growth of 
scientific ideas and particularly the effects 
of such ideas on our philosophy of life 
and our ideas as to what men and women 
are. The seriousness of the subject can 
only be realized when one observes the 
differences in our outlook on our universe 
and man's place in it that have occurred 
in the last century. 

Some Revolutionary Ideas of 

The first great scientific idea of modern 
times was the heliocentric theory of the 
solar system proposed by Copernicus 
(1530-1543) though the idea was an old 
one of the ancient Greeks. It was pro- 
posed that the earth and other planets 
moved about the sun as a center instead 
of the sun, planets and stars all moving 
about the earth as a center as in the 
previously accepted Ptolemaic system. 

The importance of this theory to men 
in general lay in its removal of the earth 
from its unique position at the center of 
the universe and in the degradation of 
the abode of man to an undistinguished 
role as one of the terrestrial planets. 

The Nineteenth Century witnessed the 
development of certain phases of science 
whose effect on men's ideas was more 
limited. The science of chemistry grew 
during this time from almost one of the 
black arts to a great and exact science. 
The elements were discovered, their prop- 
erties explored and described and the im- 
portant classification known as the Peri- 
odic System of the Elements were dis- 
covered. But these ideas have remained 


Dr. Harold C. Urey 

largely- unknown to the general public 
and did not disturb its religious or social 

Again physical discoveries in electricity 
and magnetism, on the properties of light 
and in the laws of thermodynamics great- 
ly increased man's technical efficiency in 
peace and war but disturbed his preju- 
dices practically not at all. 

But probably the most challenging and 
controversial scientific discovery of the 
Nineteenth Century was biological evolu- 
tion and particularly the descent of man 
from lower orders of animals. This 
theory challenged religious concepts re- 
garding man's origin and his superiority 
to other living things. It represented 
the final humiliation. Not only was the 
earth not the center of the universe but 
also man himself was only the most in- 
telligent of animals. The "conflict of 
science and religion" can be more nearly 
dated from the publication of ''The 
Origin of the Species" in 1859 than from 
any other event. 

The quantum and relativity theories of 
the Twentieth Century are among the 
greatest triumphs of the human mind. 
They are not simple nor obvious and are 
the result of the most careful and pene- 
trating analysis into the ultimate structure 
of the universe in the regions of its small- 
est and largest manifestations. One 
marvels that a flabby structure of nerve 

cells in a human brain constitutes an 
adequate mechanism for conceiving these 

During this Century we have begun to 
get some understanding of the age and 
size of the universe. During the Nine- 
teenth Century geology made enormous 
strides in understanding the past history 
of the earth and in every way confirmed 
the ideas of evolution. Not only is man 
descended from the animals but he is a 
latecomer to the scene. The discovery of 
radioactivity enabled us to measure the 
age of the earth (3.5 x 109 years) and to 
estimate the time that modern man has 
existed (16,000 years proven, 50,000 years 
probable). How long will man exist in 
the future? Perhaps another 50,000 
years, or a million perhaps ! And after 
that will there be more or less intelligence 
on earth? 

Is the earth unique in having conscious 
life on it in this vast array of stars, or do 
these other solar systems have conscious 
and intelligent beings on them, growing, 
reproducing themselves, living upright, 
moral lives or committing crimes and 
follies, believing in a just God or none at 
all, and observing the stars and specu- 
lating on the meaning of so vast a uni- 
verse? These are the challenging 
thoughts of 1953. Will they be regarded 
as complacently by the people of 2000 
as we view the similar problems of 1900? 

The discovery of nuclear fission added 
greatly to our knowledge of the structure 
of nuclei, it has given us the most devas- 
tating weapons of war and promises to 
provide new sources of power. 

But nuclear energy is only one of the 
important technical advances of this 
century. We should mention the aero- 
plane, electromagnetic radiation as radio, 
radar, television, etc., the invention and 
development of electrical machines and 
of the internal combustion engine. These 
great developments will have marked 
effects on social organization and will 
inevitably lead to a reorganization of 
governmental units in the direction of 
increased size of these units, and finally 
to world government. We see this occur- 
ring in two ways at the present time. In 
the free democracies of the West there 
is inevitably increased cooperation and 
coordination of efforts. In the totali- 
tarian countries dominated by the U. S. 

June, 1953 

S. E. there is a similar increased coordi- 
nation secured by the force of armies and 
secret police. 

Science as a Way of Life 

Scientists must be honest people with 
respect to their scientific work and it is 
this rigid honesty that is responsible for 
the great advances of science. No mis- 
representation of facts or dishonest in- 
terpretation of them is tolerated and men 
who engage in such practices become 
ostracized by respectable scientists. More- 
over, science requires cooperation between 
men and in order that such cooperation 
shall exist proper relations between scien- 
tific men must exist. It is customary for 
scientific men to refer carefully to the 
original work of other people. To do 
otherwise would be to assume that one 
thought of things and did things which 
he did not do and thus become dishonest 
in one's dealings with fellow scientists. 
This respect for the other man's work is 
as essential to the success of science as 
is the honest presentation of the individ- 
ual's own ideas and data. 

It is interesting in this connection that 
scientific people have high standards of 
ethics outside of their professional ac- 
tivities. They are upright and moral 
persons in their dealings with their fellow 
men in other respects. 

Scientific training is not responsible 
for this honesty of approach to scientific 
problems, for a person's scientific train- 
ing is largely secured long after the 
foundations of character have been es- 
tablished. Scientific training only selects 
the objective, honest person. It does not 
make unreliable people into reliable ones. 

It is also interesting to note that 
modern science has originated and has 
flourished in that part of the world where 
Christianity has been the dominant re- 
ligion. Perhaps I am partial to this 
i-eligion because of its great importance 
in my own life. This religion and other 
religions emphasize the greatness of men, 
their very great capacities to understand 
and assume responsibility rather than 
their mere animal characteristics, and the 
greatness of the universe, and they ad- 
monish men to think of great things and 
to act in great and noble ways. 

Science may be effective in the Soviet 
Union today judging from the small 
amount of scientific literature arriving in 
this country and from their ability to 
produce complicated weapons of war, 
while at the same time there seems to be 
great moral deterioration in that country 

as judged from diplomatic behavior and 
the treatment of certain scientific sub- 

It should be noted that Soviet science 
as it has existed to this time is Western 
science and is again the product of the 
Western tradition and is not in any im- 
portant way the product of communism 
and its philosophy. It required centuries 
for Christianity to civilize Europe and it 
will require many years for the false 
doctrines of communism to destroy the 
remnants of the Western tradition within 
that country. If this is finally and def- 
initely accomplished it seems doubtful to 
me that science will continue to survive 
in the U. S. S. K. 


The technical applications of science 
have given man a great control over na- 
ture and natural phenomena. Many of 
these contribute to his physical well being 
and others threaten disaster as he contem- 
plates new wars of great destruction. 

By all odds the most important con- 
tribution of science to modern man 
is the grand view of the universe and of 
himself which it affords him. He is a 
part of the most remarkable evolution of 
living organisms. He is part of a vast 

universe of great complexity which ex- 
tends to great distances and which has 
existed for a long period of time and 
which will exist apparently for as long a 
time in the future. He is conscious of his 
existence in the universe, and this perhaps 
is the most remarkable circumstance of 

The Balance Sheet 

While science gives us a marvelous 
view of the universe and our place there- 
in, it gives little to the ordinary non- 
scientific citizen which enables him to 
meet the spiritual needs of life. This 
is the traditional function of religion and 
must remain so. Science does not give 
men a feeling of personal importance and 
dignity. It shows that man as a race is 
wonderful but does not supply a way of 
life for the individual, particularly if he 
is not very intelligent, successful, and 
perhaps fortunate. And it is so necessary 
that some inner well of strength be stirred 
and maintained for all men as individ- 
uals, for most occasionally, for some 
continuously. It is necessary that the 
old-fashioned morals be maintained for 
the daily well being of all men. It is 
necessary for science that these be main- 
tained in an age of science. 

Two of the oldest friend? of Duke University were honored at Commencement exer- 
cises June 1, 1953, by being awarded honorary Doctorate of Law degrees. Those 
honored, shown with Dr. A. Hollis Edens, center, are Dr. George Garland Allen, left, 
of New York, chairman of the board of the Duke Endowment; and Dr. William 
Hane Wannamaker, vice-chancellor of the University. 

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The Baccalaureate Sermon 

Digest of Sermon by Bishop Moore 


by Bishop Arthur J. Moore 

I Cor. 2 :2- "For I am determined not 
to know anything among you save 
Jesus Christ and Him crucified." 

Whatever else we learn from this text 
we do discover where Christianity's 
master preacher thought the supreme 
emphasis should be placed. He was sure 
that the uplifted Cross and the atoning 
Saviour must be the chief and central 
theme in the Christian gospel. 

If one puts his ears down close to this 
statement he can detect evidences of a 
soul struggle, a spiritual conflict through 
which the great apostle had been passing. 
His success thus far had not been of the 
most flattering sort. Phillip saw him 
in prison, Thessalonica had risen in open 
rejection and the intellectual city of 
Athens was indifferent to his message. 
Now he comes to this new and difficult 
situation in Corinth. The wealth, pagan- 
ism and arrogance of this powerful city 
would prefer the tricks of the orator or 
the tongue of human eloquence instead 
of this passionate preacher with his mes- 
sage of a Redeemer. They felt that 
there were many problems, individual, 
social and racial, which to them would 
constitute a more engaging theme. 

But Paul's message and method was 
the gospel. He says he has no hope of 
redemption for society or individuals 
save through the power of Christ. He 
makes his announcement with something 
akin to defiance; he shouts it with confi- 
dence. He challenges evil, he is prepared 
for battle. He cuts all bridges behind 
him ; because for him there is but one 
road to travel, one gospel to preach, one 
Saviour to proclaim. "I am determined 
not to know anything among you save 
Jesus Christ and Him crucified" . . .He 
insists that he knows a Saviour and a 
power able to save men and nations. 
Without fear he goes his appointed way 
confident the gospel of Jesus Christ can 
save the world. One must pause to salute 
a man of such consecration and courage. 
He was one of the first men of his nation ; 
high in influence and position, the com- 
ing man of his day. He might have any- 
thing of place and power his countrymen 
could bestow, but he turns his back on 
it all and goes out to be despised and 

The words of my text were not only 
meaningful to Paul, but they have been 
cherished by believing men and women in 
every century and from every continent 
since Paul gave them to us. The greatest 
preachers of the Christian church have 
found these words stored with doctrine; 
uncounted millions have rekindled the 
flame of their Christian devotion from 
these words, and an innumerable company 
have passed over the river of death hav- 
ing used these words in their last prayers. 
The once despised Cross of Christ has 
become the symbol of devotion; the 
measure of duty and the impulse to 
righteous and unselfish living. It has 
given the world a new knowledge of 
God, and a new estimate of man. It sets 
forth new moral ideals and brings God 
and man into a new relationship. It 
tells man he need no longer limp in the 
old way for another day ; that there is 
no sin to which he must surrender, no 
habit which cannot be shattered, no vic- 
tory which cannot be won through Christ. 

In this statement is revealed the seek- 
ing soul of this great preacher. Paul 
was not primarily interested in theology, 
he was in search of reality. He refused 
to accept the shadow and demanded the 
substance. Here is the revelation of a 
soul determined to get beyond the image 
of things, to the facts and verities of 
real existence. Listen, as he says, "I am 
determined to know." Let us not give 
so much attention to the courage which 
is revealed in the word determined that 
we fail to see the seeking soul of the man 
who wants to know the Saviour. 

What does it mean to know Jesus 
Christ and Him crucified f Let it be 
hurriedly said that to know Christ is the 
maximum and not the minimum of knowl- 
edge. In Christ and Him crucified, all 
doctrines culminate and from Christ, all 
duties emanate. To know Christ is to 
know God, duty, and destiny. 

First it is to know God. Before Jesus 
came, men had all sorts of ideas concern- 
ing God. They knew He was great but 
did not know He was good. They con- 
ceived of Him as living behind clouds, 
bathed in mystery, interested -in worlds 
but not in persons. When Jesus would 
reveal God to us, He was compelled to 
teach us a new name for God, saying, 
'When ye pray say, 'Our Father' ". 

Jesus, by His life, revealed God, and 

Bishop Arthur J. Moore 

in His death, bridged the chasm of sin .' 
which separates man from God. He, who 
was the Son of God, became the Son of 
man in order that we, who are the sons ■ 
of men might become the children of God. 

Secondly : To know Christ and His 
Cross is to discover the power and mean- 
ing of sacrifice. The Cross is a revela- 
tion of redemption through sacrifice. He 
died — that Ave might live : No great victo- 
ry has ever been won and no worthy cause 
successfully promoted, except by men and 
women who forget themselves. The Cross 
is not a decoration, but an incarnation. 

When Jesus was upon His Cross his 
critics cried out, "He saved others, but 
Himself He cannot save." They mean 
to criticize, but in fact they complimented 
Him. Any man who saves himself saves 
no one else. We save when we serve. 
We bless when we bleed. God must be 
first — others second, and self last. 

Thirdly: To know Christ and Him 
crucified is to know how to live victorious- 
ly, and how to die triumphantly. From 
Christ we learn what matters most. He 
gives us an instinct for what is vital. We 
learn what to do and when to do it. 
From Him, faith, courage, and hope come 
to the receptive heart. In Him we dis- ] 
cover the guiding star of our lives. From 
Him we secure motivation and guidance, 
and the dedication of our strength to His 
will becomes a delight and not a drudgery. 
One thus becomes the willing slave of an 
over-mastering conviction that Jesus 
Christ speaks for and enables man to 
discover, reality. And, that in this trans- I 
forming Cross, is to be found the saving, 
healing word for which mankind is wait- 


June, 1953 

Reports From Reunion Classes of 1953 

Half Century Club 

The fifth annual meeting of the Half 
Century Club of Duke University was 
held in Room X'204 of the Union of the 
West Campus on Sunday of Commence- 
ment, May 31, 1953, at 12:30 p.m. Dr. 
Gilbert T. Rowe, '95, of Durham, first 
vice-president of the Club, presided. Our 
distinguished president, J. Henry High- 
smith, '00, of Raleigh, N. C, on March 
31, 1953, wrote a letter to each club mem- 
ber giving her or him an outline of the 
events planned for Commencement, em- 
phasizing those relating to the Half 
Century Club. Yet fate did not permit 
him to carry out what he had planned for 
this meeting, for he passed away days 
prior to the date of the meeting. 

Again the University, as it has done for 
the past four years, very graciously in- 
vited all members of the Club to be guests 
at the luncheon meeting. Bishop Walter 
W. Peele, '03, gave the invocation, and 
after the meal was served the presiding 
officer introduced the special guests and 
requested each of them to make some re- 
marks. They were President Hollis 
Edens, Bishop Arthur J. Moore, Richard 
E. Thigpen, '22, of Charlotte, X. C, 
president of the General Alumni As- 
sociation, and Charles A. Dukes, '29, di- 
rector of Alumni Affairs. 

The minutes of the 1952 meeting were 
prepared by Miss Charlotte Corbin of 
the Alumni Office, read by the secretary, 
J. P. Breedlove, and approved by the 
Club. Since there was no unfinished 
business brought before the Club, that of 
the present session was taken up. A nom- 
inating committee, composed of Walter 
W. Peele, Ottis Green, Annie Pegrain, 
and Mamie Jenkins, was appointed. On 
their recommendation the following offi- 
cers were nominated and elected : presi- 
dent, E. S. Yarbrough, '02, Durham, N. 
C. ; first vice-president, Colonel John D. 
Langston, '03, Goldsboro, N. C; second 
vice-president, R. A. Mayer, '96, Char- 
lotte, X. C; secretary, Miss Nellie Mc- 
Clees, '02, Durham, N. C. ; representative 
to the National Council, I. P. Craven, 
'00, Ramseur, N. C. ; representative to the 
Alumnae Council, Mrs. E. M. Stokes, '03, 
Richmond, Va. ; appointed to send in a 
write-up of this reunion for the Alumni 
Register and for a permanent class file, 
J. P. Breedlove, '98, Durham, N. C. 

President Rowe threw open the meet- 
ing to give anyone present an opportunity 
to make such remarks as he desired. In 
response to this, W. A. Bivins, '02, High 

Fifty-years-old this past Commencement, the Class of 1903 was inducted into Duke's 
Half-Century Club during Commencement and honored at alumni events. Members 
of the class, with members of their families, left to right, are Dr. M. T. Frizzelle, 
Ayden, N. C; Mrs. Frizzelle; Dr. W. A. Lucas, Wilson, N. C; Mrs. M. R. Richardson; 
Bishop W. W. Peele, Laurinburg, N. C; M. R. Richardson, Durham; Dr. E. C. 
Perrow, Talking Rock. Ga. ; Mrs. Jennie Langston Thomas, Selma, N. C. ; Miss 
Frederika Jenkins, Raleigh, X. C. ; Dr. G. H.- Perrow; Mrs. H. J. Elmore, Washington, 
D. C; Mrs. H. C. Satterfield, Durham; G. R. Culberson, D. L. Culberson, Rockingham, 
X. C. ; Mrs. E. M. Stokes. Richmond, Va., class president; Mr. Stokes; Miss Irene 
Pegram, Durham; Mrs. J. F. Coltrane, Dr. Coltrane, Zebulon, N. C; Col. John D. 
Langston, Goldsboro, and Mrs. Langston. 

Point, X. C, spoke a few words in regard 
to the work of J. Henry Highsmith, our 
recently departed president. Mr. Bivins 
said that he himself had spent 28 years 
of his life as teacher and principal in the 
public schools of Xorth Carolina, and 
that he knew of no other man who did so 
much for the secondary schools of Xorth 
Carolina as J. Henry Highsmith. J. P. 
Breedlove said a few words in regard to 
his classmate, Lee W. Crawford, '98, of 
Xashville, Tenn., who died a few months 
ago. Lee, a quiet and unassuming man, 
was interested while a student not only in 
his required work but in athletics and 
other activities. He was the best pitcher 
the Trinity baseball club had during his 
college career. After leaving Trinity he 
entered wholeheartedly into educational 
work in the religious field. He was the 
author of two or more books and many 
articles. His last book, Rivers of Waters, 
was published shortly before his death. 

Twelve members of the class of 1903, 
the fifty year class, were present and 
were inducted into the membership of the 
Club. These members were awarded 
certificates of membership, beautifully 

printed and in substantial bindings. Pres- 
entation of these certificates was made 
by President Rowe. Colonel Langston re- 
sponded in behalf of the members of the 
Fifty Year Class. 

In 1952-53, as in 1951-52, twelve mem- 
bers passed away. Their names and ad- 
dresses are as follows : George F. Ivey, 
'90, Hickory, X. C; Henry E. Gibbons, 
'95, Hamlet, N. C; John F. Moore, '95, 
Leaksville, X. C; Rev. W. M. Robbins, 
'95, Lake Junaluska, N. C; James F. 
Giddens, "96, Morehead City, X. C; 
James D. Carpenter, '97, Washington, D. 
C; Melville P.- Troy, '97, London, Eng- 
land ; Dr. L. W. Crawford, '98, Nashville, 
Tenn.; James A. Best, '00, Fremont, X. 
C. ; Dr. J. Henry Highsmith, '00, Raleigh, 
X. C; W. A. Lambeth, '01, Morehead 
City, X. C; Mrs. Florence Egerton 
Underbill, '03, Henderson, X. C. 

Dr. Perrow, a member of the Class of 
'03 who had not visited the campus in 
14 years, was called on for a few remarks. 

The Club requested the secretary to 
send greetings to the two oldest living 
members, Mr. C. B. Franklin, '77, of 
Santa Barbara, Calif., and Rev. E. H. 

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Davis, '80, Louisburg, N. C. ; and to Mrs. 
J. Henry Highsmith. 

Thirty-two members and 23 visitors 
were in attendance. 

J. P. Breedlove, Secretary. 

The Class of 1903 

The class of 1903 assembled Sunday 
morning, May 31, in the Union on the 
West Campus for its Golden Anniversary 

Members of the class present were : 
Dr. Jesse F. Coltrane, Don L. Culberson, 
Dr. Mark T. Frizzelle, Mrs. H. J. Elmore 
(Rosa Langston), Miss Frederika Jenk- 
ins, Col. John D. Langston, Dr. William 
A. Lucas, Bishop Walter W. Peele, Miss 
Irene C. Pegram, Dr. Eber C. Perrow, 
Ralph Richardson, Mrs. E. M. Stokes 
(Inez Angier), Mrs. Jennie Langston 
Thomas. Guests were: Mrs. Jesse F. 
Coltrane, G. R. Culberson, Mrs. M. T. 
Frizzelle, Mrs. John D. Langston, Dr. 
Guerrant Perrow, Mrs. Ralph Richard- 
son, Mrs. H. C. Satterfield (Carlotta 
Angier) '05, E. M. Stokes '04, and Miss 
Anne Garrard, Alumnae Secretary. E. 
Wade Cranford and Wright T. Dixon, 
Sr. were present for the dinner on Satur- 

Presiding at the breakfast was Mrs. 
Inez Angier Stokes, the class president, 
who welcomed the members and their 
guests. The invocation was given by Dr. 
Mark Frizzelle. During the breakfast, 
time passed quickly in the exchange of 
news about each other, and the recalling 
of the past with the aid of some old group 
pictures, one each of the Trinity Park 
School, and the Freshman Class and the 
Senior Class of 1903. 

The class was fortunate to have as its 
speaker, its own Bishop Walter W. Peele, 

who made a thoughtful and very inspir- 
ing talk. 

Greetings from the Class of 1902, E. 
S. Yarbrough, president, Nellie McClees, 
secretary, were read by the president. 
A telegram was received from Mrs. E. 
K. McLarty (Jane Nichols) and letters 
from the following expressing good wish- 
es and regret over having to forego the 
pleasure of being present at the Golden 
Anniversary reunion: Mrs. Clara Chaffin 
Craven, Fletcher W. Fink, Wilson Pur- 
year, Charles Robinson, Mrs. Annie Spar- 
ger Steele, Mrs. J. H. Armstrong (Corrie 
Scruggs) '04. 

The class was saddened to learn of the 
death of Mrs. Florence Egerton Under- 
bill, who died May 25, after a short ill- 
ness. Only a week before, she had written 
of her intention of being present, and of 
her desire to be with her old friends and 
classmates again. A brief history of her 
life was read, after which those present 
stood for a few moments with bowed 
heads in silent tribute to her memory. 

Led by Dr. Eber Perrow the class 
joined in reciting part of the poem "Ulys- 
ses," a favorite since college days, be- 
ginning with "Come my friends, tis not 
too late," etc. John Langston had also 
contributed an original poem. 

The president then opened the meet- 
ing to any who desired to talk, thus giving 
an opportunity to all to share in the 
program. Short impromptu talks, con- 
taining reminiscences, anecdotes, and ad- 
vice, as well as expressions of pleasure at 
being present were made by all the class 
members, and several of the guests. 

Dr. Guerrant Perrow, with Mrs. Stokes 
at the piano, conducted the group in 
singing the class song, which his father 
had stored in bis memory, and brought 
forth for the occasion. The singing of 

Shown above are two scenes from the joint reunion of the Classes of '17, '18, '19 and 
'20 which took place on the campus during Commencement week end. In the picture 
on the left, Richard E. Thigpen '22, left, is shown talking with members of the four 
reunion classes who, left to right, are Professor W. B. Bolich '17, Durham; Lt. Col. 
Hugh L. Caveness president of the Class of '19, Raleigh, N.C. ; Dr. Ralph L. Fisher, 
president of the Class of 1918, Detroit, Mich. ; Congressman John W. Burrus '20, 
Washington, D. C; and Bernice U. Rose, president of the Class of 1920, Durham. 
The picture on the right shows members of the four classes chatting informally. 

the almost forgotten song was enjoyed 
so much that it was repeated. 

Then the old class yell was given with 
much spirit. After this the class, with 
many expressions of pleasure over the 
inspiring program of this meeting, one 
of the best ever held, adjourned to meet 
again at the Half Century Luncheon. 
— Irene C. Pegram, Sec. 

Joint Reunion 

A joint reunion of the Classes of 1917, 
1918, 1919 and 1920 was held in the West 
Campus Union, Sunday afternoon, May 
31, followed by a dinner the same eve- 
ning. Special guests attending were pro- 
fessors who taught members of the clas- 
ses, and their wives. 

Presiding at the dinner was Judge 
Henry Clay Greenberg of New York City, 
who recognized the presidents of the four 
classes as well as class members who in 
turn introduced their guests. Dr. W. T. 
Laprade was the featured speaker. 

Following the combined reunion, the 
classes held separate business sessions. 

The Class of 1917 

The Class of 1917, in the absence of 
both President John O. Durham and Vice 
President Raymond Smith, was presided 
over by Secretary Irving E. Allen. Sev- 
enteen members were present with one 
present for reunion but not attending 
the class meeting. 

Elected to serve as class officers until 
the next reunion were Irving E. Allen of 
Durham, president ; David Brady of New 
York City, vice president ; H. Carson 
West of Raleigh, secretary; Banks Aren- 
dell of Raleigh, representative to the 
National Council; and Edna Taylor 
Poindexter (Mrs. C. C.) of Greensboro, 
representative to the Alumnae Council. 

A vote of appreciation was given J. 
Watson Smoot personally for his work 
as Class Agent in the Development and 
Loyalty Fund campaigns. Also several 
members were called upon to explain 
their failure to attend class reunions 
regularly in the past. Those replying 
included Marvin W. Hardy, Robert M. 
Scott, Henry Clay Greenberg, David 
Brady and J. H. Worthy, who told of 
their experiences since leaving college. 

Banks Arendell read a tribute to Jesse 
S. Anderson, a beloved member of the 
class, who recently passed away. It was 
unanimously voted that the tribute be 
made a part of the minutes of the meet- 
ing, that adjournment would be in mem- 
ory of Jesse Anderson, and that his 
widow, Mrs. Anderson, be informed of 
the action of the class. 

The following members of the Class of 


June, 1953 

In the left picture, above, members of the Class of 1928 are shown at a social event held at the Ark on the East Campus, Sat- 
urday, May 30. Pictured at the right are the retiring officers of the Class of '28. Officers, left to right, seated, are Miss Mary Wylie 
Stewart, vice president, Hollywood, Fla.; Catherine Mills Kittrell (Mrs. T. S.) secretary-treasurer, Henderson, N. C; Mary 
Glasson Brinn (Mrs. T. P.) Alumnae Council Representative, Hertford, N. C. ; and standing, C. B. Falls Jr., reunion chairman, 
Gastonia, X. C. ; Robert L. Hatcher Jr., president, New York City; and Dr. John C. Burwell Jr.. Xational Council Representative, 
Greensboro, X. C. 

1917 were on the campus for Commence- 
ment exercises : 

Henry Clay Greenberg, New York, N. T. ; 
David Brady, New York, N. Y. ; H. Carson 
West, Raleigh, N. C. ; Irving E. Allen, Dur- 
ham ; Dr. Eugene C. Few, Greensboro, N. 
C; Garland F. Mayes, Oxford, N. C; Dr. 
G. Ray Jordan, Atlanta, Georgia ; J. H. 
Worthy, Sanford, N. C; Robert 11. Scott, 
Greensboro, N. C. ; Banks Arendell, Raleigh, 
N. C.j Rev. Leon M. Hall, Red Springs, N. 
C. ; J. Watson Smoot, Tarboro, N. C. ; J. 
Raymond Smith, Mt. Airy, N. C; P. L. 
Groome, Greensboro, N. C. ; A. R. Reep, 
Raleigh, N. C; Prof. W. Bryan Bolieh, 
Durham, N. C. ; Hattie Berry Shelton (Mrs. 
R. H.), Durham, N. C; Edna Taylor Poin- 
dexter (Mrs. C>C.), Greensboro, N. C. ; 
Charles A. Reap, Albemarle, N. C. ; J. 
Hampton Price, Monroe, N. C. ; and A. B. 
Farmer, Bailey, N. C. 

The Class of 1918 

Presiding at the 35th year reunion of 
the Class of 1918 was Dr." Robert L. Fish- 
er of Detroit, Mich. Officers elected to 
serve until the next reunion included 
Kathleen Hamlin Watkins (Mrs. R. H.) 
of Durham, president; Henry W. Kendall 
of Greensboro, N. C, vice president; Miss 
Myrle Pritchard of Durham, secretaiy; 
Professor A. C. Jordan, Jr. of Durham, 
treasurer; Floyd C. Caveness of Greens- 
boro, X. G, representative on the Nation- 
al Council; and lone Bivins Pridgen 
(Mrs. W. H.) of Elm City, X. C, repre- 
sentative on the Alumnae Council. 

Mr. Caveness reported on the Xational 

Council and Mr. LeRoy Graham reported 
on the Loyalty Fund. The class voted to 
have Mrs. Watkins consult with the 
Alumni Office about plans and funds for 
the next reunion. The meeting adjourned 
for the joint dinner with the Classes of 
'17, '19 and '20. 

Members of the Class of 1918 present 
during the Commencement period were 
Kathleen Hamlin Watkins (Mrs. R. H.), 
C. B. Mason, LeRoy E. Graham, Madge T. 
Nichols, Pearl Beavers Riley (Mrs. S. O.), 
and Myrle Pritchard, all of Durham; Mary 
White Cranford Clardy (Mrs. W. J.), Forest 
Hills, N. Y.; Col. M. S. Lewis, Charleston, 
S. C; D. E. Saunders, Columbia, S. C; 
Robert W. Sanders, Raleigh, N. C; Dr. R. 
L. Underwood, H. W. Kendall, L. H. Allison 
and Floyd C. Caviness, all of Greensboro, 
N. C; Dr. Ralph L. Fisher, Detroit, Mich.; 
Mary Exam Snow Hallenbeck (Mrs. C. W.), 
Charlotte, N. C; Judge Allen H. Gwyn, 
Reidsville, N. C. ; J. G. Groome, High Point, 
N. C; lone Bivens Pridgen {Mrs. W. H.) 
and Wilton H. Pridgen, both of Elm City, 
N. C. ; I. S. Richmond, Burlington, N. C. ; 
Paul F. Evans, Lexington, N. C; J. S. 
McLean, Sumter, S. C. ; Janie Chandler De> 
Long (Mrs. D. F.), Atlanta, Ga,; the Rev. 
Dwight A. Petty, Erwin, N. C; Orien Rus- 
sell Hodgin, Thomasville, N. C. ; and Ken- 
neth C. Towe, Greenwich, Conn. 

The Glass of 1919 

At a business session of the Class of 
1919 held May 31 in the Banquet Hall of 
the Union on West Campus, A. L. Carver 
of Durham was elected president until 
the next reunion. 

Other officers elected include the Rev. 
Robert W. Bradshaw of Wilson, X. G, 
vice president; Emily L. Loftin of Dur- 
ham, secretary-treasurer ; Lt. Col. Hugh 
L. Caveness, of Raleigh, X. C, repre- 
sentative to the Xational Council; and 
Florinc Lewter of Durham, representa- 
tive to the Alumnae Council. 

Members present on the Campus of the 
Class of 1919 were Mrs. Imogen Hix Aus- 
bon, Annie Lou Beavers Neal (Mrs. J. W.), 
W. Hix Cherry, Emily L. Loftin, Julia 
Carver Toms (Mrs. Edgar S.), Florine Lew- 
ter, Arthur L. Carver, Martha Ward Isaacs 
(Mrs. W. B.), all of Durham; W. R. 
Hanchey and Lt. Col. Hugh L. Caveness, 
both of Raleigh, N. C; Dr. Fred C. Al- 
dridge, Wayne, Pa.; W. E. Howard, Rich- 
lands, N. C. ; W. Erskine Smith, Albemarle, 
N. C. ; and Dr. Robert T. Hambrick, Hicko- 
ry, N. C. 

The Class of 1920 

Following the joint reunion of the 
Classes of '17, '18,' '19 and '20, the latter 
class held its business session, presided 
over by the outgoing president, Bernice 
U. Rose of Durham, and elected Glenn T. 
McArthur of Durham, its new president. 

Other officers elected were Dr. Glenn 
L. Hooper of Dunn, X. C, vice president; 
Mary Blair Whitaker (Mrs. Zack) of Oak 
Ridge, X. C, secretary -treasurer ; Dr. 
J. W. Roy Norton of 'Raleigh, X. C, 
representative to the Xational Council ; 
and Mrs. Nancy Maxwell Green of Dur- 
ham, representative on the Alumnae 

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Members of the Classes of '32, '33 and '34 held a joint reunion, Saturday, May 30, 
at the new Men's Graduate Center. Attending- the open house affair above, left to 
right, are Oliver W. Upchureh '32, Durham, co-chairman of the event; the Rev. 
Robert M. Bird, Concord, N. C, president of the Class of '34; Helen Card Upchureh 
(Mrs. 0. W.) '33, co-chairman of open house; John D. Minter, Raleigh, N. C, presi- 
dent of the Class of '33; Lola M. Rogers Williams (Mrs. J. W.) '34, Durham; and 
R. D. (Shank) Warwick, Statesville, N. C, president of the Class of '32. 

The members of the Class of 1H20 present 
on the campus were Estelle Warliek Hill- 
man (Mrs. E. L.), Glenn A. McArthur, 
Bernice IT. Eose, Mrs. Nan Maxwell Green, 
Edward T. Newton, Louise Lindsey Newton, 
all of Durham ; Kenneth M. Brim, Greens- 
boro, N. C. ; Robert L. Thornton, Jamaica, 
N. Y.; Hiram K. King, New Bern, N. C. ; 
Clarence D. Douglas and Dr. J. W. Bay 
Norton, both of Baleigh, N. C; John W. 
Burrus, Washington, D. C. ; William E. 
Powell, Lilesville, N. C; and Dr. Frank B. 
Yarborough, Cary, N. C. 

The Class of 1928 

Tor its Silver Anniversary, under the 
direction of Reunion Chairman C. B. 
Falls Jr. the Class of 1928 had a series 
of events that kept returning members 
hurrying from one gathering to another. 

Many returning alumnae attended the 
coffee given by the staff of the Woman's 
College in East Duke Building on Satur- 
day morning. On Saturday afternoon 
the class members gave a tea in the ball- 
room of the Union Building on West 
Campus. At this time many of the facul- 
ty members who were teaching during 
the period 1924-1928 attended as special 

The Class of 1928 was especially honor- 
ed at the General Alumni Dinner held on 
Saturday night in the West Campus 
Union at which time Arthur Harris pre- 
sented the class gift of $8,600 to the 

Following the dinner an informal open 
house was held in the Ark on East Cam- 
pus. It seemed appropriate to have this 
event on East Campus, where members of 

the class had spent their college days at 

Roma Sawyer Cheek and Rhoda Hale 
Kelly were in charge of the evening's 
entertainment. They had secured the be- 
loved tunes of 1928, and these records 
were played during the evening. 

At one o'clock on Sunday, the Silver 
Anniversary luncheon was held in the 
ballroom of the West Campus Union. 
Bob Hatcher, president of the class, pre- 
sided over a brief business session. Edith 
Parker and Dr. John Burwell had 
planned a musical program that was pre- 
sented informally during the meal. Presi- 
dent Edens, Richard Thigpin and Charlie 
Dukes appeared briefly and greeted mem- 
bers of the 25th-vear class. 

The following officers were elected to 
serve until the next reunion in 1956 : 
president, Rebecca Kirkpatrick Sprinkle 
(Mrs. W. V.) 2909 Horton Road, Dur- 
ham; vice president, Joseph M. Hunt, 
3308 Starmont Drive, Greensboro, N. C. ; 
secretary-treasurer, Kathryn M. Warliek 
(Mrs. H. G.) 2513 Berkley Place, Greens- 
boro, N. C. ; representative on the Na- 
tional Council, C. G. Bennett, 1902 
Erwin Road, Durham ; and representa- 
tive to the Alumnae Council, Nelle Gar- 
rard, 809 College Drive, Gaffney, S. C. 

The members present on the Carupus of 
the Class of 1928 were Ethel Abernathy 
Bose (Mrs. J. L.), Lethia Cross Cozart 
(Mrs. W. H.), Ellen H. Huckabee, E. L. 
Haywood, Bebecca Kirkpatrick Sprinkle 
(Mrs. W. V.), Harry L. Goldberg, F. Ken- 
neth Stables, W. Ed Austin, Minnie Chand- 
ler, Viola Faucette Coffin (Mrs. E. W.), 
Claiborne C. Boss, Harry Lemmoud, Laura 
Deaton Batchford (Mrs. B. U.), Harriet 
Watson Moody (Mrs. C. J.), Nell Christian 
Weatherspoon (Mrs. E. B.), Meredith John- 
ston, Eugene W. Carlton, Irene Baucom 
Hinnant (Mrs. J. B.), Cary C. Cole, Rev. 
M. W. Maness, Charles G. Bennett, E. 
Clarence Tilley, Margaret Blackwell Michaels 
(Mrs. J. W. ), Nellie Scoggins Germino 
(Mrs. Dante J.), Bhoda Kelley Hale (Mrs. 
Earl E.) and Boma Sawyer Cheek (Mrs. 
Paul) all of Durham; Bobert L. Hatcher, 
Scarsdale, N. Y. ; A. P. Harris, Jr., Baul 
R. Ervin, the Bev. Charles P. Bowles and 
Otho J. Jones, Jr., all of Charlotte, N. C; 
Ida Grady Piatt (Mrs. J. A.), Goldsboro, N. 
C. ; Malcolm B. Matheson, Robbinsville, N. 
J. ; Hanselle L. Hester, Charleston, W. Va. ; 
Mrs. Mamie Bridgers DeLoatch, Conway, 
N. C. ; Nell Garrard, Gaffney, S. C. ; Kathryn 
Warliek McEntire (Mrs. H. G.), Dr. John 
C. Burwell, Jr. and Joseph M. Hunt, Jr., 
all of Greensboro, N. C; Dr. Alfred F. 
Hammond, Jr., New Bern, N. C. ; F. A. 
(Buzz) Finley, Winston-Salem, N. C; Col. 
Mint Beed, Waynesville, N. C; Bhilip 
Brisgalsby, New York, N. Y. ; Mary Wylie 

One of the highlights of the reunion of 
Saturday, May 30, at Gate No. 7 in Duke 
the picnic. 

the Class of 1943 was its class picnic held 
Forest. The above picture was taken during 


June, 1953 

Stewart, Hollywood, Fla.; John W. Morgan, 
W. M. Beasly, Lewis W. Purdy, Odessa 
Massey Brady (Mrs. B. W.) and Clarence 
L. Harris, all of Baleigh, N. C; W. Cas- 
well Drake, Asheboro, N. O.j B. B. Car- 
starphen, Williarnston, N. C. ; Thomas J. 
Shaw, Jr., Thomasville, N. C. ; Edith Parker, 
(Mrs. G. B.), Charles B. Falls, Jr. and 
Helen D. Chandler, all of Gastonia, N. C; 
John F. Bivins, High Point, N. C; Mrs. 
Daphne Bigsbee Hayes, Chapel Hill, N. C. ; 
Pearl Boggs Harrelson (Mrs. H. B.) 
Cherryville, N. C. ; Thomas Hewitt, Kinston, 
N. C; Dr. Alfred A. Kent, Jr., Granite 
Falls, N. C; J. J. Sullivan, Columbus, Ga.; 
George B. Elmore, Tarboro, N. C. ; Celene 
Phipps and Ken Etta Fulton Pless (Mrs. 
A. G.), Galax, Va.; Lawrence L. Hardin, 
Jr., Plainfield, N. J.; Mary Glasson Brinn 
(Mrs. T. P.), Hertford, N. C. ; Hugh B. 
Covington, Kings Mountain, N. C. ; the Bev. 
James B. Began and Catherine Mills Kittrell 
(Mrs. T. S.), both of Henderson, N. C; Bay 
W. House, Monroe, N. C; William A. 
Phelps, Hampton, Va. ; and S. Verona Bla- 
lock (Mrs. J. M.), Apex, N. C. 

Joint Reunion 

Why is it always so terribly hot for 
Duke University Commencement? 

Too many of our members perferred 
the comfort of air conditioned homes, 
hospitals, offices, etc. to the meeting with 
old friends, classmates, and professors. 
(Of course there are a few professors 
who can be included in the category with 
"old friends.") 

Those stalwart souls who braved the 
terrors of Durham's hottest May 31st on 
record received a warm welcome, which 
they won't soon forget. The first item 
on the agenda for the three Reunion 
Classes, 1932, 1933, and 1934 was an 
Open House at the Men's Graduate Cen- 
ter. Helen Card Upchurch '33 and Oliver 
Upchurch '32, were responsible for this 
feature and are to be congratulated for 
a splendid job. Visitors were greeted by 
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Rankin (Dorothy 
Newsom '33) and W. S. Persons '32, and 
directed to the reception room by C. E. 
Phillips '34, Mrs. Phillips and Mary 
Steele Horton '34 and Mr. Horton. Mrs. 
W. S. Persons presided at the punch 
bowl, assisted by Lola Marler Williams 
(Mrs. J. W.) '34, Dorothy Douglas '34, 
Margaret Royal Newton (Mrs. W. C.) 
'33. Also assisting were Walter W. 
Weaver '32, W. P. Farthing '32 and Mrs. 
Farthing, Robert C Cox '34, and Mrs. 
Cox, George W. Oldham '32, and Mrs. 

Many classmates who came, hadn't been 
back since graduation. To them, the 
many changes on the campus were abso- 
lutely amazing. Most of us had never 
seen the newest addition to Duke Campus, 
the new Graduate Center. It was a real 
thrill to realize that our Development 


The pattern varies but little year after year in the scene above but the changing faces 
provide the thrill of each succeeding Commencement. One can look beyond the famil- 
iar pattern inscribed by the 1953 graduates shown here and observe them as individuals 
who have succeeded in reaching one of the many goals in their lives. 

Campaign dollars played a vital part in 
th"s splendid unit of an excellent build- 
ing program. 

Most of us attended the General Alum- 
ni Dinner Saturday evening at six in "B" 
& "C" Dining Rooms of the Union. After 
a wonderful meal we listened to Mr. 
Arthur P. Harris (w-ho couldn't possibly 
have flunked that course in Public Speak- 
ing as he claimed). It is hard to realize 
that our friends, Dr. Hickman, Dr. La- 
prade, and Prof. Bird are ready to re- 
tire. It is also hard to realize that our 
next reunion will be celebrating our 
Silver Anniversary. Following the Alum- 
ni Dinner and the splendid tribute paid 
to those retiring and the announcement 
of the Silver Anniversary Gift, we wan- 
dered about greeting old friends and new, 
and having a wonderful time getting 
acquainted with Duke all over again. At 
8 :30 p.m., we went to Page Auditorium 
for a special treat, Hoof V Horn's "All's 
Fair in Love." 

Sunday at one o'clock, the final official 
port'on of our reunion was held, the Re- 
union Luncheon. Jay Phillips '33 who 
proved that he still can sing, led us in 
"Dear Old Duke." The Rev. Robert M. 
Bird, president of the Class of 1934 asked 
the blessing. The meal which followed 
was excellent. Master of ceremonies, R. 
D. (Shank) Warwick, president of the 
class of 1932, then introduced John Min- 
ter, president of the class of 1933, who 
introduced our speaker. Dr. Robert S. 
Rankin then proceeded to give us a few 
things to think about in his own informal 
and entertaining way, using as his topic 
the title of our own Frances Gray Pat- 
ton's book "The Finer Things in Life." 

The General Reunion then adjourned, and 
the individual class groups held their 
business meetings. 

The Class of 1932 

The following class officers were elected 
by the class of '32 : President, J. Meredith 
Moore of Greensboro, N. C; Vice Presi- 
dent, William Kehlmann of Brooklyn, 
N. V.; Secretary, W. S. (Jack) Persons 
of Durham ; Treasurer, George W. Old- 
ham of Durham, who will also continue 
as representative on the National Council ; 
and Representative on the Alumnae Coun- 
cil, Carolyn Kirby Murray (Mrs. W. D.) 
of Durham. 

In view of the fact that we will be the 
Silver Anniversary Class in a few years, 
it was decided that a Fund, looking for- 
ward to the Silver Anniversary Gift 
should be started immediately. In this 
way, the raising of a fairly large sum 
can be spread over the four years. Mem- 
bers of the Class of '32 will hear more 
about this in the near future. 

You, who stayed at home, are urged to 
begin now to make your plans to take a 
more active part in the work of the 
Alumni groups, and especially are urged 
to think about the part you can play to 
help make our next reunion, which will 
be our Silver Anniversary the very finest 
reunion Duke has ever seen. It was won- 
derful to see : 

Class of '32 members attending the re- 
union included W. S. (Jack) Persons, W. 
P. Farthing, Dr. W. Brewster Snow, Edith 
Leach Snow (Mrs. W. B.), Dr. Marcus E. 
Hobbs, George W. Oldham, Walter W. 
Weaver, Oliver W. Upchurch and Floyd F. 

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Shown above at the Duke University Law Alumni Association meeting held here dur- 
ing Commencement week end. left to right, are Julius J. Gwyn '50, LL.B. '53, 
president of the Duke Bar Association; Bryce R. Holt '23, A.M. '24, past president 
and current member of the association's Council ; Xorman A. Cocke, University trus- 
tee who was made an honorary member of the Order of the Coif; and Dean J. A. 
MeClain of the Law School. 

Loftin, all of Durham ; Paul D. Eoberson 
of Bobersonville, X. C. ; B. D. (Shank) 
Warwick of Statesville, X. C; William H. 
Kehlruami of Brooklyn, X. Y.; Hoyt W. 
Shore of Charlotte, N. C; Don M. Hyatt of 
Xewport Xews, Va. ; and J. Meredith Moore 
of Greensboro, X. C. 

The Class of 1933 

Rev. James W. Fowler, Jr., of Forest 
City, X. C. was elected president of Duke 
University's class of 1933 in its 20th year 
reunion. Mr. Fowler will lead the alumni 
activities of this group until this class 
meets for its 25th reunion five years from 
now. Other officers named were : Vice 
President : William H. Wyman, Paines- 
ville, Ohio; Secretary-Treasurer: Mrs. C. 
Wallace Bourne, Jr. (Louisa Hooker), 
Greensboro, X. C, Waite C. Hamriek, 
Jr. of Gaffney, S. C. was named to repre- 
sent the class on the Duke University 
Xational Council ; while Mrs. Ben H. 
Xeville (Annie Lee Cutchin) of Whitakers, 
X. C. was named to the Alumnae Council. 
Retiring class officers were : John D. 
Minter. President, Raleigh, X. C. ; An- 
dreas J. Darlson, Vice President, Leba- 
non, X. J.; Mrs. Marjorie Glasson Ross, 
Secretary, Durham; Mrs. Dorothy Xew- 
som Rankin, Treasurer, also of Durham. 

Members of the Class of '33 appearing 
on the campus for Commencement were Dr. 
J. H. Phillips, Euth Forlines Dailey (Mrs. 
J. C. ), Marjorie Glasson Boss (Mrs. X. F.), 
Margaret Eoyall Xewton (Mrs. W. C), 
Helen Card Upehurch (Mrs. 0. W.), Doro- 
thy Xewsom Eankin (Mrs. E. S.), Durham. 
X. C. ; John D. Minter, Kenneth T. Knight, 

Ealeigh. X. C. ; Parker E. Hamilin, Lake 
Success, X. Y. ; W. H. Wyman, Painesville, 
Ohio; Waite C. Hamriek, Jr.. Gaffney, S. 
C. ; C. Gilbert Yaughan, Halifax, X. C; 
Dr. Marvin S. Herrington, Xorfolk, Ya. ; 
Eev. James W. Fowler, Jr., Forest City, N. 
C. ; Em Horton Womack, Charlotte, X. C. ; 
and Mary Skinner Sandell (Mrs. Stanley), 
Brockton, Mass. 

The Glass of 1934 

Members of the Class of '34 attending 
the recent reunion with the Classes of 
'32 and '33 renewed acquaintances and 
heard news of various members not pres- 
ent for the reunion. The Rev. Robert 
M. Bird presided over the business ses- 
sion which followed. Philip J. Weaver 
of Greensboro, was elected president of 
the class until the next reunion; and 
Stanley C. Sandell of Brockton, Mass., 
was named vice president. 

Other officers elected include Dorothy 
Douglas of Durham, secretary-treasurer; 
C. E. Phillips Jr. of Durham, representa- 
tive to the Xational Council ; and Mary 
Grace Baldwin Dula (Mrs. H. L.), repre- 
sentative to the Alumnae Council. 

The members of the Class of 1934 present 
en the Campus for Commencement were Dr. 
Eobert C. Cox, Dorothy Douglas, Alice 
Searight Phillips (Mrs. J. H.), Durham, X. 
C; Augusta Walker Aydlett ( Mrs. C. C), 
Elizabeth City, X. C. ; Eev. Chas. J. Tilley, 
Broadway, X. C. ; Mary Grace Baldwin 
Dula (Mrs. H. L.), Charlotte, X. C; Oswell 
P. Southerland, Oxford, X. C; Eobert M. 
Bird, Concord, X. C; A. G. Odell, Jr., 
Charlotte, X. C. ; Stanley C. Sandell, Brock- 
ton, Mass. 

The Class of 1943 

HP hose members of the Class of 1943 
■*■ who returned for their long antici- 
pated 10th year reunion arrived early and 
gathered Friday night at the home of 
Charlie ('42) and Lib Deaton Steel for 
an open house that launched the reunion 
in a fine manner. 

Most of the out-of-town returnees 
found rooms in the freshman dormitory 
quadrangle, open to alumni during Com- 
mencement week end, and scheduled ac- 
tivities were augmented by a revival of 
nearly forgotten dormitory "bull ses- 
sions." The whereabouts and activities 
of classmates not in attendance formed the 
basis of most conversations. 

At noon Saturday the class gathered 
at Gate 7, Duke Forest, for a picnic that 
again was reminiscent of undergraduate 
days. Food was plentiful, to say the 
least, and the only regret expressed was 
that there weren't more '43ers present to 
enjoy it. The picnic was arranged under 
the able direction of John Cline, who is 
now residing in Durham. 

Many '43ers left the picnic (after the 
food had vanished) to watch Duke's 
Southern Conference champion baseball 
team engage the MeCrary Eagles in an 
exhibition game. 

The class attended the annual alumni 
banquet en masse Saturday niglit and sat 
at specially reserved tables. President 
Tom Howerton called a business meeting 
when the General Alumni Association 
meeting adjourned. 

Xew officers elected were Ran Few, 
president ; Wright Dixon, vice president ; 
Lib Steel, secretary ; Bill Rankin, treas- 
urer; and Tom Howerton, representative 
to the Xational Council. 

Another item of business concerned the 
disposition of funds in the class treasury, 
which amount to $350. A committee con- 
sisting of class officers was appointed to 
discuss with University officials the pur- 
chasing of a suitable and permanent gift 
to which can be attached an identification 
of the class. 

Two events took place after the business 
session. A Hoof 'n' Horn production 
was presented in Page Auditorium and a 
class party was held downtown at 
Harvey's Cafeteria, Bill Rankin was the 
ramrod behind the party, and his efforts 
were thoroughly appreciated by everyone 
who was there. Those who attended the 
Hoof 'n' Horn appeared somewhat late 
for the party, but even so there was plenty 
of life in it and it didn't die for a long 
time afterwards. 

A special vote of thanks goes to the 
reunion committee, which was composed 
of Tom Howerton, Marion Sheaffer Mont- 


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fort, John Cline, Elizabeth Deaton Steel, 
Bill Rankin, Stephen Harward, Irv Edel- 
man, and Kan Few. 

Members of the class present will 
long remember this 10th year reunion 
and will be looking forward to their next 

Members present on the Campus of the 
Class of 1943 were W. W. Rankin, Jr. 
(Bill), Eev. John M. Cline, M. Ed. Mur- 
daugh, Durham, N. C. ; Clarence E. Kef au- 
ver, Jr., Strouse Campbell, Washington, D. 
C; Weddie Huffman, Newton, N. C; Rich- 
ard E. Nelson, Kermit K. Lindberg, Pitts- 
burgh, Pa.; Irving J. Edelman, M. T. 
Hatley, Jr., Randolph R. Few, Charlotte, 
N. C. ; Sidney W. Smith, Jr., Birmingham, 
Mich.; Carol Bassett Smith (Mrs. R. B.), 
and Maj. Richard B. Smith, Jacksonville, 
N. C. ; William Bates, Havertown, Pa.; 
Nancy V. Wrenn, Swannanoa, N. C. ; 
Thomas R. Howerton, Southern Pines, 
N. C; Mary Taylor Long (Mrs. R. F.), 
Wright T. Dixon, Jr., Raleigh, N. C; 
Allen Taylor, Greenville, N. C; Nannie 
Lou Kerns Bounds (Mrs. Howard), Roanoke 
Rapids, N. C; Dr. Thoburn R. Snyder, Jr., 
Norfolk, Va.; Dr. John Carr III, Ann Ar- 
bor, Mich.; Rosalie Williams MeGrane (Mrs. 
A. J.), and Arthur J. MeGrane, Winston- 
Salem, N. C. 

Dr. Few Honored 

The late Dr. William Preston Few, 
first president of Duke University,; 
recently was named to the North Caro- 
lina Educational Hall of Fame in 
recognition of his distinguished serv- 
ice as an author, educator, churchman 
and university administrator. 

The honor was announced at the 
animal meeting of the North Carolina 
Education Association held at Ashe- 
ville, and the nomination was made 
by the North Carolina Chapter of the 
Horace Mann League. The North 
Carolina Education Association's board 
of directors elected the late Dr. Few 
for the honor. 

Dr. Few is one of 15 named to the 
North Carolina Educational Hall of 
Fame since its inception in 1937. The 
citation honoring the former Univer- 
sity president states that "In keeping 
with the motto of Duke University, 
'Eruditio et Religio,' Dr. Few con- 
sidered religion and education twin 
forces in the development of civiliza- 
tion, neither of which was satisfactory 
without the other." Also cited was 
his "leadership in church-supported 
and privately endowed institutions — 
and he was especially influential in 
keeping alive liberal attitudes in the 
South in the face of ultra-conservative 
suppression of freedom of thought. 

Ed Murdaugh '13 of Durham, left, co-chairman of the Alumni Golf Tournament held 
during Commencement week end is shown talking with Harvey Hinnant '43 of Raleigh, 
N. C, winner of the second flight trophy last year; and E. Rawls (Skip) Cobb '31, 
right, of Durham, winner of the first flight low net trophy this year. 

Aluiiini Golf Tournament 

A record field of 111 golfers, some 40 
more than in the previous year, en- 
tered the fifth annual Duke University 
Alumni Golf Tournament held at Hope 
Valley May 29-30, and when play was 
concluded, Luke Veasey, '47, of Durham, 
wound up with top honors. A pro at a 
local driving range and defending cham- 
pion, Veasey's par 70 round on the first 
day of the match was good for the first 
flight trophy. 

The weather, fair and mild the first 
day of the tourney, warmed up con- 
siderably the final day, but still it was 
made to order for the entrants competing 
for the 11 individual prizes and the per- 
manent cup for the class having the 
largest number of entries. Prizes in- 
cluded trophies for low gross in four 
flights for men, a trophy for low gross in 
the flight for women, and prizes of 
various kinds for golfers registering low 
net totals. The permanent cup for the 
class having the most entries went to the 
Class of '53, which had nine entries. The 
tournament was on a handicap basis. 

E. Rawls Cobb, '31, of Durham, won 
first flight for low net of 76-8—68 and 
received three Duke wedgwood plates. 
Cobb won on the flip of a coin over Jim 
Pollock, Duke Medical School student, 
who played on the University's golf team 
last year. Pollock had a 72-4: — 68 score. 

Other winners include John Cahoon, 
'40, of Durham, second flight trophy 
winner for low gross with a 79. Low net 

of 82-15 — 67 was scored by W. E. Cran- 
ford, '29, of Durham, who received three 
Duke wedgwood plates. 

The third flight trophy winner for low 
gross was James R. Bly, Duke soccer and 
assistant baseball coach, who scored a 
low gross of 86. Edwin Marschka, grad- 
uate student from Erie, Pa., captured the 
low net for the third flight with an 89-25 
— 64 for one dozen golf balls. 

Tommy O'Boyle, Duke assistant grid 
coach, won the fourth flight tropin' for 
low gross with 103 ; and low net for the 
third flight was picked off by James B. 
Coble, '29, of Durham, with "a 103-37— 
66. Coble received one Duke ashtray. 

Winner of the low gross trophy in the 
flight for women was Miss Frances 
Holton, assistant professor of physical 
education. She scored an 84. Mrs. Joan 
Epperson Englund, '42, of New York 
City, won the low net in the flight for 
women and three Duke wedgwood plates 
with a 95-22—73. Mrs. Pat Crawford 
won low gross runnerup honors and a 
pair of Duke bookends after a flip of the 
coin with Mrs. Mary Pfeiffer of Durham, 
who matched her 87 score. 

L. G. Balfour and Company donated the 
five cups for low gross scores, and the 
class trophy was donated by Connelly's 
Jewelry Store here. Jones and Frazier, 
another local jewelry concern, engraved 
the trophies. Other prizes were donated 
by the B. C. Woodall Company and the 
Duke University Stores. 

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Convocation Is Held 

The color and excitement of Com- 
mencement barely had died down 
when the University's campus was flood- 
ed with hundreds of ministers from over 
the Southeast, meeting June 2-5, for the 
Christian Convocation and Pastors' 

Two Methodist bishops, a former Uni- 
versity divinity dean, a North Carolina 
newspaper editor and a host of other 
religious leaders joined with the Divinity 
School faculty in presenting the four- 
day forum. 

Featured guests included Dr. Charles 
W. Gilkey, former dean of the Univer- 
sity of Chicago Chapel, and the James 
A Gray Lecturer; Bishop Fred Pierce 
Corson, presiding bishop of the Philadel- 
phia area of the Methodist Church; 
and Bishop Costen J. Harrell, presiding 
bishop of the Charlotte area of the Meth- 
odist Church. 

Special events included a discussion on 
"The Stewardship Emphasis in the Meth- 

odist Church," led by Bishop Harrell, and 
a workshop on preaching conducted by 
Bishop Corson, also a convocation com- 
munion service led by both bishops. 

Ten special courses were arranged for 
the visiting clergy, ranging from "The 
Modern Search for the Original Bible" 
to "The Ministry and Social Problems." 
Also featured was "The Church and the 
Press," a course conducted by Holt Mc- 
Pherson, editor of the High Point, N. C, 
Enterprise, and member of the executive 
committee, Methodist Information. 

Other members of the convocation 
faculty and staff included Dr. James 
Cannon, Dean of the Divinity School and 
chairman of the convocation; Dr. Ken- 
neth W. Clark, professor of New Testa- 
ment, Duke Divinity School; Dr. L. 
Harold DeWolf, professor of systematic 
theology, School of Theology, Boston 
University; Dr. Edgar B. Fisher, pastor, 
Duke Memorial Methodist Church, Dur- 
ham ; Dr. Lowell B. Hazzard, professor 

of Old Testament, Westminster Theologi- 
cal Seminary; Mrs. E. L. Hillman, 
member of the General Board of Mis- 
sions, The Methodist Church; Dr. W. A. 
Kale, professor of practical theology, 
Duke Divinity School, and Dean of the 
Pastors' School; Mrs. Edith Willis Reed, 
director of children's work, Western 
North Carolina Conference, The Meth- 
odist Church; Dr. Edmund D. Soper, 
former Dean of the Divinity School, 
Duke University; Dr. J. Richard Spann, 
director of the Department of In-Service 
Training, General Board of Education, 
The Methodist Church; Dr. H. E. Stotts, 
professor of sociology and religion and 
town and country work, Iliff School of 
Theology, Denver, Colo.; Dr. A. J. Wal- 
ton, professor of practical theology and 
director of field work, Duke Divinity 
School; and Dr. Wilson 0. Weldon, 
pastor, Main Street Methodist Church, 
Gastonia, N. C. 

The convocation was sponsored by the 
Divinity School of Duke University, the 
North Carolina Pastors' School, the De- 
partment of In-Service Training of the 
Methodist Church, and the North Carolina 
Rural Church Institute. 

Medical Grads Feted by 
Alumni Group 

Graduating seniors in the School of 
Medicine were informally introduced in- 
to the Medical Alumni Association May 
30, 1953, at a barbecue dinner at Josh 
Turnage's Place, being welcomed into the 
association by the secretary, Dr. Talmadge 
Lee Peele '29 M.D. '34, assistant profes- 
sor of medicine. 

While 85 seniors became alumni of the 
Medical School, not all were able to at- 
tend the dinner session, although a total 
of 96, including wives, joined in the 

Speakers for the program, presided 
over by Dr. R. A. (Daddy) Ross who 
acted as master of ceremonies, included 
Dr. W. C. Davison, dean of the School 
of Medicine; Professor George J. Baylin 
M.D. '37, treasurer of the association; Dr. 
Deryl Hart, professor of surgery; and 
Dr. Eugene A. Stead Jr., professor of 

Announcement of the winner of the 
Borden Undergraduate Research award 
of $500 to George R. Parkerson Jr. '50 
M.D. '53, Macon, Ga., was made. The 
Borden award is given for outstanding 
scholastic abilitv. 

Also announced were the winners of 
the Mosby prizes, five medical books pub- 
lished by the Mosby Company. Winners 
of the prizes were William C. Evans Jr., 
'50 M.D. '53, Gainesville, Fla.; John F. 
Flanagan, M.D. '53, Blaeksburg, Va.; 
William L. Gleason, '50 M.D. '53, Davtona 
Beach, Fla.; John F. Glenn, M.D*. '53, 
Lexington, Ky. ; and Dr. Parkerson. 

Paul Wright Jr. '32 Named 
to Durham Banking Company 

Paul Wright, 
Jr., '32, recently 
was elected ex- 
ecutive vice presi- 
dent of the Dur- 
ham Bank and 
Trust Company 
and will assume 
his new duties 
with that organi- 
zation July 15, 

A member of Alpha Tau Omega 
fraternity, Mr. Wright majored in busi- 
ness administration at Duke. Prior to 
coming to Durham where he is looking 
forward to renewing old friendships in 
the city and at Duke, he served as vice 

president of the Bank of Virginia in 
Richmond, Va. 

Following his graduation from Duke, 
Mr. Wright became a member of the 
North Carolina State Banking Depart- 
ment. In 1940 he was graduated from 
the Graduate School of Banking of the 
American Bankers Association at Rut- 
gers University, receiving his diploma in 

He is married to the former Miss Melba 
Chamblee of Zebulon. The couple have 
two children, Betsy, 17, and Paul, 8. 

Coed Commissioned in Waves 

The first of a handful of women stu- 
dents enrolled in the Reserve Officer 
Candidate program here, Miss Brenda 
Zapf '53 of East Aurora, N. Y., was com- 
missioned an ensign in the Naval Reserve 
(Waves) during Commencement exer- 

Ensign Zapf, an attractive, petite bru- 
nette, majored in history and graduated 
with honors. Also she made top grades in 
Professor Theodore Ropp's course in 
naval history and elementary strategy. 
She has orders to report for a two-year 
tour of duty beg'nning at the Navy Sup- 
ply Depot, Mechanicsburg, Pa. 


June, 1953 

Union-Anson Counties 

Eddie Cameron, Athletic Director of 
Duke University, addressed the Duke 
Alumni Association of Union and Anson 
Counties Tuesday night, May 19, at a 
dinner meeting in Phifer Hall of Central 
Methodist Church at Monroe. About 
60 alumni attended. Mr. Cameron re- 
viewed the physical education program 
and the records of all Duke athletic teams 
for the past few years. In all sports 
Duke showed almost 80% winnings. Mr. 
Cameron told of the scholarship and self- 
help program for athletes at Duke, and 
told of the factual reporting through the 
press annually of all help given to ath- 
letes at Duke. 

The following new officers were elected : 
Thomas N. Little '30, Wadesboro, presi- 
dent; G. Thomas Helms '34, Monroe, 
vice-president; Mary Wallace Powell 
(Mrs. William E.) '26, secretary. 

Sam H. Lee '20, Wadesboro, is the 
retiring president. 

— Van Sec-rest 

Greensboro, N. G. 

The monthly luncheon meeting of 
Greensboro alumni featured an informal 
talk by Dean Alan K. Manchester who 
has recently been doing important work 
for the United States Embassy as Cul- 
tural Affairs officer, in South America. 

Herman A. Smith '44, LL.B. '52 is 
president of the group and asked that 
any alumni who have further suggestions 
as to programs, or any alumni who have 
not received notices of the meeting, please 
contact him. 

Activities of Alumni 

Washington, D. C. 

An enthusiastic group of alumni from 
the Washington area met at the Statler 
Hotel, May 18, to effect a breakdown of 
the Washington Alumni Association. 

It was decided that the D. C. area 
should be divided into three parts: Mary- 
land-D. C. area, Virginia-D. C. area, and 
D. C. proper. Nominating Committee 
Chairmen from the three areas were ap- 
pointed by President Frances A. Davis as 
follow: Maryland-D.C, Dr. N. M. Blake 
A.M. '29, Ph.D. '32; Virginia-D. C, Ful- 
ler Holloway '32, LL.B. '50 ; Washington, 
D. C, Lt. Clifford Sayre, B.S.M.E. '47. 
These chairmen will appoint committees 
from the respective areas to select a slate 
of officers to be presented for election at 
the individual meetings in the fall. 

It is also planned that the presidents 
elected by the three groups will compose 
an executive committee from the Wash- 
ington area. This executive committee 
will plan for one joint meeting a year 
for the three groups with a speaker from 
the University. Other functions during the 
year will be carried on by the individual 

Miss Anne Garrard and Fred W. 
Whitener, from the Duke Alumni Office, 
were present to assist in this procedure. 

Cincinnati, Ohio 

The 1953 Spring Concert of the 
Orpheus Club, Cincinnati Mens Choral 
Group featuring John Alexander '45, 
soloist, occasioned the spring meeting of 
the Greater Cincinnati Duke alumni 
group. Duke alumni attended the con- 
cert in a group, with a meeting and social 
hour held later in the evening at the 
Terrace Plaza Hotel, honoring Mr. and 
Mrs. Alexander. 

Mr. Alexander, who is also a graduate 
of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, 
now resides in New York, but is currently 
on tour with the New York Opera Com- 

During the business session, officers for 
1953-54 were elected as follows : presi- 
dent, Robert Stivers '40 ; vice-president, 
Lawrence Brett '40; and secretary-treas- 
urer, Anne Moore Kauffman (Mrs. Jack) 
'41. Plans were also made for a picnic 
to be held June 27, 1953, at the home of 
Mr. and Mrs. Stivers (Jean Megerle) '41, 
140 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas, Ky. 
Anyone interested in attending, especially 
newcomers to Greater Cincinnati, please 
contact one of the above officers for 

Kathleen W. Dale (Mrs. Francis L.) 

Buffalo, N. Y. 

Richard F. Weil '36 reports a Spring 
Meeting of Buffalo-Duke Alumni which 
was planned around the theme, "A Visit 
At Duke." Duke movies were shown, and 
there were campus brochures and picto- 
rials on hand to add to the campus at- 

Anyone living in this area who has not 
been contacted for Alumni Meetings 
should get in touch with Mr. Weil, 264 
Berkshire Avenue, Buffalo 15, New York. 

Detroit, Mich. 

Duke alumni met at the home of Sidney 
W. Smith '43, LL.B. '49, and Margaret 
Taylor Smith, '47, on May 8. A pro- 
gram of movies about the University 
was planned, but the films were delayed 
in mailing. If there are any alumni 
in the Detroit area that have not been 
contacted about alumni meetings, please 
get in touch with Gloria Fletemeyer 
Schmitt (Mrs. W. H.) '46, 405 Moran 
Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. 

The Greater Cincinnati Duke Alumni held their spring meeting April 23, 1953, at the 
Terrace Plaza Hotel, Cincinnati, Ohio. Members attending, left to right, are A. 
Richard Thomas B.S. '43, president; Anne G. Cecil (Mrs. S. M.) '50, Janet Henchie 
B.S. '51, A.M. '52, Mrs. Lawrence Brett Jr., Mrs. Mary Bankhart Knaebel '44, 
vice president ; Herbert Lewis '33, Mrs. Lewis, John F. Alexander '45, Mrs. Alexander, 
Francis L. Dale '43, Mrs. Kathleen Watkins Dale '43, secretary-treasurer; Dr. 
Murray Sheldon Jr. '43, M.D. '45, Mrs. Sheldon, and Lawrence Brett '40. 

Duke Alumni Register 


Faculty, Staff Members Retire 


Professor Harold C . Bird 

A member of the faculty for the past 
27 years, Professor Harold C. Bird, 
chairman of the Department of Civil En- 
gineering, retired at the close of the 
school year. 

At a dinner hon- 
oring Professor 
Bird as well as two 
r» other members of 
the College of En- 
gineering faculty, 
Dean TV. H. Hall 
^ . and Professor 

£\ ~. _ Ralph S. Wilbur-; 

£V| Dr. John D. Wat- 

fk m son of Greensboro, 

WL H^ former Duke en- 

^^^A ^St^^^BS gineering faculty 
member said that ''theirs has been a noble 
work and they have had the extraordi- 
nary privilege and demanding responsi- 
bility of living and working in an age 
when the technological advances of man 
have proceeded at a rate never before 
prevailing in the entire history of the 

"The most desperate need of today is 
the reconciliation of science, technology 
and engineering to reassure a world in 
fear of war and to re-establish man's con- 
fidence in the works of man,'" Dr. Watson 
said. "The engineers," he added, "con- 
stitute the only catalyzer that can recon- 
cile the elements of destruction on one 
hand and of creation on the other." 

Born in Litchfield. Conn., Professor 
Bird received his academic training at 
Yale University where he obtained the 
Ph.B. degree in 1908, and the C.E. de- 
gree in 1911. 

Prior to coming to Duke in 1926, the 
retired dean was associated with the 
Aird-Don Company of Troy, X. Y. He 
has served as editor of the Civil Engi- 
neering Bulletin of the Society for the 
Promotion of Engineering Education, of 
which be is a member; and the civil en- 
gineering section of the Journal of En- 
gineering Education. 

He is a member of the American Rail- 
way Engineering Association, the X. C. 
Society of Engineers of which he was a 
director in 1936, the N. C. Engineering 
Council of which he was president in 
1936, and the North Carolina Section of 
the American Society of Civil Engineers 
of which he served as secretary in 1931, 
and president in 1941-42. Also he is a 
member of various honorary societies in- 
cluding Sigma Xi, ODK, Tau Beta Pi 
and Pi Tau Sigma. 

Dr. Frank S. Hickman 

Leaving for Angola, Ind., following 
Commencement, where he and his wife 
will live nine months out of each year, 
Dr. Frank S. Hickman, professor of the 
psychology of religion and preacher to 
the University, will not be retired from 
Duke University but will be retired in 
the University as professor emeritus, and 
he plans to return at least once each year. 
"I'm kidding my- 
self into the belief 
that I'm going to 
do some more writ- 
ing," the kindly, 
old, white-haired 
preacher says, "but 
first I'm going to 
take it easy and 
become rested. My 
intended writing 
will be in the de- 
votional field; 
something that busy people might be in- 
terested in reading. 

"Although we're going to be living in 
Angola," Dr. Hickman says, "we plan to 
spend three of the winter months in the 
South, maybe spending a couple of weeks 
each March in Durham." 

A Methodist minister for 42 years, Dr. 
Hickman says he does not intend to ac- 
cept a ministerial appointment when he 
leaves Duke. "I could get an appoint- 
ment," he says, "but I would rather do 
occasional preaching and lecturing. Also 
I have several books in mind to write on 
the psychology of religion." 

A member of the Duke University fac- 
ulty for 26 years, Dr. Hickman presided 
at the formal dedication of Duke Chapel 
in 1935 and was appointed by the late 
President William Preston Few to organ- 
ize the University Church. He served 
as Dean of the Chapel from 193S to 1948, 
and until the last year or two, delivered 
half of the Chapel sermons annually. 

Of his work at Duke, the late Dr. Few 
once said that Dr. Hickman's most im- 
portant contribution was the founding in 
1931 of the Phillips Brooks Club, an~ in- 
terdenominational discussion group. Since 
the club was founded, ministers from 
Durham and points 50 to 75 miles away 
have met monthly on the campus to hear 
lectures provided by Dr. Hickman and 
other leaders in religion. 

A man of sentiment but not a senti- 
mentalist, the preacher to the University 
feels his most important contribution 
here has been in filling the Chapel pulpit. 
Considering the thousands of students 

who have heard him, and his large radio 
audience, it is highly probable that he 
has been one of the greater forces for 
good in his field and in his community. 

Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., Dr. Hick- 
man received his academic training at De- 
Pauw University where he obtained the 
A.B. degree in 1917, Boston University 
where he received the degree of Bachelor 
of Sacred Theology in 1920, and North- 
western University where he earned the 
Ph.D. degree in 1923. In addition he 
received an honorary Doctor of Divinity 
degree at DePauw University in 1950. 

A scholarly man, Dr. Hickman holds 
membership in Phi Beta Kappa. Delta 
Sigma Rho, Phi Delta Kappa, Omicron 
Delta Kappa and Theta Phi. 

His books include "Introduction to the 
Psychology of Religion," "Can Religion 
be Taught?" "Christian Vocation," and 
"Signs of Promise." Also he has been a 
contributing editor to "The Christian Ad- 
vocate." A daily religious column, "Just 
a Minute," short, to the point, and crisp 
in style, has been published in the Dur- 
ham Homing Herald since 1944. Dr. 
Hickman says he plans to continue writ- 
ing the column "as long as the editor 
wants it." 

"Don't say I'm retiring from the Uni- 
versity," he requests, "say I'm retiring in 
the University." 

Dr. William T. Laprade 

In that same cor- 
ner of old West 
Duke Building in 
which he has held 
forth so long, Dr. 
William T. La- 
prade, chairman of 
the Department of 
History, will con- 
tinue his activities 
as a scholar, a writ- 
er, an editor, a 
speaker and coun- 
selor to wide circles of Duke University, 
although officially retired. 

Xow an elder statesman of the Univer- 
sity, and for some time a member of 
numerous historical and learned societies 
including Phi Beta Kappa and the Royal 
Historical Society of England, Dr. La- 
prade came to Duke in 1909 and has 
given 44 years of service to the institu- 
tion and its students. 

At a dinner organized by the Depart- 
ment of History and given in his honor 
recently. Dean Alan K. Manchester, Ph.D. 
'30, called attention to the manner in 
which Dr. Laprade's versatile contribu- 
tions to the University and his profession 
were represented by the large company 


June, 1953 

present. It included alumni of both 
Trinity College and Duke University; 
members of the Board of Trustees, ad- 
ministration and faculty; undergraduate 
and graduate students ; officials of the 
American Association of University Pro- 
fessors of which Dr. Laprade is past 
president ; the director of the North Caro- 
lina Department of Archives and History, 
to whose board he recently has been ap- 
pointed for a six-year term; members of 
the Board of Editors of the Duke Press, 
of which he is chairman; and members 
of the Board of Editors of the South 
Atlantic Quarterly, of which he has been 
editor since 1944. 

According to Dean Manchester, the 
most significant of Dr. Laprade's achieve- 
ments is that of having built, with the 
late Dr. W. K. Boyd, the Department of 
History which has expanded ten-fold in 
the last 30 years. 

In discussing the rewards of teaching. 
Dr. Laprade says the rewarding student 
is the one who having multiplied his 
talents, is pretty sure that his success is 
the reward of his own merits and not to 
be attributed to the teacher whose insights 
the student has transmuted into some- 
thing of his own. 

At the dinner, Dr. Ralph E. Himstead, 
general secretary of the American As- 
sociation of University Professors, praised 
Dr. Laprade's work as chairman of the 
Committee on Freedom and Tenure; as 
a principal in negotiations with college 
presidents, in the late 1930's, to win ac- 
ceptance of the principles of the as- 
sociation on freedom of teaching; and as 
a principal in the negotiations to regulate 
retirement factors to meet new economic 

Work is both the hobby and vocation 
of Dr. Laprade, and though officially re- 
tired, he still will continue to serve Duke 

Mrs. Mary N. Pemberton 

^^^^^^ Retired after 27 
I years as official 
B hostess for Duke 
I University, Mrs. 
Mary Xorcott Pem- 
berton, a native of 
Fayetteville, X. C, 
will not be placed 
"on the shelf." 

A world traveler, 
•'Mrs. Pern," as 
she is known by 
hundreds of her 
her headquartei's at 
her own home at Harbor Island, Wilming- 
ton, X. C. where she plans to be a travel 
consultant. She will enter her future 

Duke Alumni Register 

work with a high degree of experience as 
each summer during her tenure at Duke, 
Mrs. Pemberton conducted tours for stu- 
dents and friends to such places as 
Europe, South America, Alaska and 
Hawaii. And anyone who has made a trip 
under the expert guidance of Mrs. Pem- 
berton, will tell you that dull moments 
were never encountered : moments of re- 
laxation, yes; but ennui, never! 

Her immediate plans upon leaving the 
University, she says, consist of "touring 
Europe this summer with a small group 
of young men and women." Another 
trip planned by the charming hostess is 
a journey 'round the world. The global 
trip is planned for next year, she says, 
and she plans to travel by the American 
President Lines out of San Francisco. 

Mrs. Pemberton came to Duke in 1926 
as assistant to the acting dean of Summer 
School and as head of Southgate Dormi- 
tory. Regarding her position as official 
hostess of the University, she describes it 
as "a pleasant relationship that grew with 
the years." 

A member of the Colonial Dames, she 
was educated at St. John's Baptist. School, 
St. Mary's. North Carolina Woman's 
College, Pratt Institute and Columbia 

With her enthusiasm for traveling, key- 
ed with her future plans, Mrs. Pemberton 
will make her "retirement" something to 
be enjoyed. And with her characteristic 
capacity for enjoyment, she will savor 
everv minute of it. 

From the Faculty 

friends, will make 

Medical Team To Africa 

A research team to measure blood 
pressure of giraffes will be led into 
Africa this summer by Dr. James V. 
Warren, professor of medicine at the 
School of Medicine. Associates in the 
venture include Dr. Henry D. Mcintosh 
and Dr. F. Harvey Estes, also of the 
School of Medicine. 

The purpose of the expedition, Dr. 
Warren says, is to learn how the giraffe's 
heart can pump blood up the 10 to 14 
feet distance of the neck to the brain. 
The blood pressure studies are expected 
to help solve the problems of blackouts 
pilots undergo at high speeds, and also 
throw light on degenerative heart 

Dr. Warren says he planned the trip 
because leading zoos consider their gi- 
raffe's too expensive, about $8,000 a 
head, for experimentation. The expe- 
dition will be financed by the Office of 
Xaval Research and also is being sup- 
ported by the American Heart Associa- 

Study Of Snakes Planned 

A study of snakes and amphibians in 
northeastern Brazil will be undertaken 
this fall by Dr. Joseph Randle Bailey, 
assistant professor of zoology, under a 
fellowship awarded him this year by the 
Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 

At Duke University since 1943. Dr. 
Bailey and his wife and daughter plan 
to sail for Rio de Janeiro in September. 

complete a project begun during an 
earlier stay in Brazil as an International 
Exchange student for two years. Much 
of his work will be identifying and 
classifying specimens at the Xational Mu- 
seum in Rio de Janeiro. 

Dr. Bailey will collaborate with Dr. 
Antenor Leitao de Carvalho of the 
Xational Museum staff, on a zoogeo- 
graphic study of the snakes and am- 
phibians of the San Francisco River 
Valley and of the semi-arid region of 
Xortheastern Brazil, studying in particu- 
lar the relationship of a relatively dry 
grassland area to the humid regions which 
surround it. 

Dr. Negley Gets Fellowship 

Dr. Glenn Xegley, chairman of the 
Duke philosophy department, has been 
awarded a one-year fellowship for study 
abroad by the Fund for the Advancement 
of Education, established by the Ford 

The award will permit the Duke phi- 
losopher to spend 12 months in Austria 
and Germany in research with other in- 
vestigation beginning in June. He will 
be on sabbatical leave from the Univer- 
sity throughout the one-year period. 

Dr. Xegley 's primary research has been 
in the investigation of the nature and 
basis of the imperative of law. His work 
abroad will be devoted to study of the 
institutions, processes, and proponents of 
the traditional approach, the corporate 
view of the imperative of law. 

[Continued on page 179) 



of Interest to 
Duke Alumni 

Flowers of the South 

by Mrs. Wilhelmina F. Greene and Dr. 
Hugo L. Blomquist. The University of 
North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 
N. C. $5.00. 

An outstanding contribution to knowl- 
edge of the South and its plants, Flowers 
of the South, by Dr. Hugo L. Blomquist, 
professor of botany ;;t Duke University; 
and illustrated by Mrs. Wilhelmina F. 
Greene, well-known artist and horticultur- 
ist of Winter Park, Fla., will be enjoyed 
by every person who loves flowers. 
Gardeners and students of botam will 
And it a handy reference book. 

Considering the abundance of rich 
flora in the southern section of the United 
States and the paucity of material pub- 
lished on the subject, this profusely illu- 
strated book is a worthy and valuable 
undertaking. Out of some 6,000 flowers 
in the South, Dr. Blomquist has chosen 
more than 500 for mention in this volume. 
His descriptive account of each plant is 
brief but rich in information. Both the 
botanical and common name of each 
plant is given as well as the range of the 
plant, its appearance and its outstanding 

Although the volume is primarily con- 
cerned with flowers growing in the 
Southern states, many of the plants repre- 
sented are found in the wild or cultivated 
form as far north on the Eastern Sea- 
board as Canada and as far west as 
California and Washington. The book 
will be equally welcome to thousands out- 
side of the region who visit the South, 
cultivate Southern flowers, or have wish- 
ed for a guide to the rich profusion of 
native and exotic flowers found in the 

The book is divided into two sections; 
one dealing with native wild flowers, and 
the other with exotic or cultivated varie- 
ties. The illustrations by Mrs. Greene 
play so important a part in the book that 
Dr. Blomquist says it is "to a great ex- 
tent the artist's book." The greater than 
500 flowers described by the Duke Uni- 
versity botanist are pictured in pen and 
ink drawings, and about 300 are illu- 
strated in some 55 color reproductions. 

Descriptive accounts of the flowers are 
presented in encyclopedic rather than 
literary style, although in many of the 

accounts there is a narrative quality 
which heightens reader interest. Also 
interesting to the reader are such bits of 
information relating - that Spanish moss 
is a part of the pineapple family, that 
blue-eyed grass belongs to the iris group, 
and that Indian pipe is a member of the 
wintergreen family. 

The descriptions accompanying the il- 
lustrations are concise and explicit for 
purposes of identification, including notes 
on wild flowers which may be transplant- 
ed, as well as the proper care and use of 
ornamental plants. Notes on cutting, 
arranging, and planting both wild and 
cultivated plants will prove helpful to 
the gardener and the hostess who enjoys 
cut flowers in the home. 

Flowers of the South will prove in- 
dispensable to flower lovers, and will add 
beauty and usefulness to any garden 

Principles of Mathematical 

by Walter Rudin '47, A.M. '47, Ph.D. 
'49. McGraw-Hill Book Company, 
Inc., New York, N. Y. $5.00. 

A concise and clear presentation key- 
notes this text by Walter Rudin, now a 
member of the Department of Mathe- 
matics, University of Rochester, as it 
brings together in a single volume the 
basic classical material of the principles 
of mathematical analysis. 

A self-contained text, all concepts pre- 
sented are defined within the book and 
logical development begins from this 
point. Illustrations and examples within 
the textual matter, as well as exercises, 
further clarifies the material. 

The book opens with a treatment of 
Dedekind's construction of the real num- 
ber system and the basic notions of set 
theory. It then becomes more rigorous 
in sequence, discussing infinite series, con- 
tinuity and compactness, the Rieman- 
Stieltjes integral, function of bounded 
variation, various theorems which con- 
cern the interchange of limit processes, 
power series and the Fourier series, the 
implicit function theorem and functional 

Such modern material as the Stone- 
Weierstrass approximation theorem and 
the important Lebesgue theory on meas- 
ure spaces, also is offered in the book. 

Finally, inclusion is made of numerous 
counter-examples with the important pur- 
pose of demonstrating clearly to the 
student that hypotheses made in the 
proof of a theorem are needed to insure 
the veracity of the conclusions. 

Historical Papers of the Trinity 
College Historical Society 

Series XXX. The Duke University 
Centennial Conference on Teacher 
Training. Edited by William, H. Cart- 
wright, chairman of the Department 
of Education of Duke University ; and 
William B. Hamilton, professor of his- 
tory, Duke University. Duke Univer- 
sity Press, Durham, N. C. $2.00. 

A collection of speeches and papers 
commemorating the 100th Anniversary 
of the chartering of the institution which 
is now Duke University, this volume con- 
tains an interesting historical sketch of 
the growth of the University and the 
leaders responsible for its growth, as well 
as discussions on teacher training and 

The collection is the result of the Duke 
University Centennial Conference on 
Teacher Training participated in by edu- 
cational leaders, many of whom presented 
papers. Those contributing papers to the 
conference include Duke University pro- 
fessors as well as those from other lead- 
ing universities, and leaders in the field 
of public school education in North Caro- 

Subjects discussed range from the edu- 
cation of teachers and the place of the 
private liberal-arts college and graduate 
schools in training for positions in the 
public schools, to the relationship be- 
tween the faculty and staff of the private 
college and their counterpart in the public 

A House for Leander 

by Rebecca K. Sprinkle, '28. Abing- 
don-Cokesbury Press, New York — 
Nashville. $1.50. 

Do you remember when your children 
were growing up, and would come to you 
and say, ''Daddy, tell me a story," and 
you just wished there were some way you 
could make it fascinating because they 
were so eager"? 

If you are not a good story teller, get 
a copy of Rebecca Kirkpatrick Sprinkle's 
new book, "A House for Leander." This 
is a fascinating story of how one little 
boy acquired a dog and finally made 
Leander, the dog, feel at home by build- 
ing him a house. One of the most in- 
teresting parts of the entire book is an 
architect's drawing of Leander's house, 
which includes a "thumping room." 

This is one of the most refreshing 
children's books to be published in recent 
years. The simply told story, with its 
many pictures and large clear type, is 
an ideal book for beginning readers. 


June, 1953 

Investment Timing, The Formula 
Plan Approach 

by W. Tate Whitman, '29, A.M. '33, 
and C. Sidney Cottle. McGraw-Hill 
Book Company, Inc., Neio York, 2V. Y. 

A new and leading contribution to the 
field of investment texts. Investment 
Timing provides the investor, small and 
large, with both a thorough understand- 
ing of formula plans and the information 
essential to a considered decision as to 
their use in investment programs. 

The book is a critical analysis of for- 
mula plans — the most significant technique 
thus far developed to cope with cyclical 
hazards of equity investing — and the most 
important features of the major types 
of formu'a plans are set forth and ap- 

Each plan is examined in terms of its 
fundamental assumptions, general opera- 
tional features, buying and selling action, 
yield and capital appreciation, under- 
standability, risks and opportunities. Al- 
though the fundamental differences be- 
tween plans receive predominant atten- 
tion, various modifications of basic plins 
are suggested and evaluated. 

The text, in addition to explaining the 
mechanical operations of a series of plans, 
uncovers and explains the underlying 
reasons of each plan's performance, and 
states and evaluates the fundamental as- 
sumption upon which it was built. 

The book, profuselv illustrated with 
charts and graphs, includes 10 formula 
plans in the appendix. The writing en- 
velops both the theoretical and the practi- 
cal, with emphasis on the latter in order 
that the investor may be provided with 
all of the basic information necessary 
for a full understanding of formula 

The authors of the book are members 
of the faculty of Emory University. 
Whitman, a Duke graduate, is professor 
of economics in the University's School 
of Business Administration; and Cottle 
is professor of business administration at 
the same school. 


(Continued from page 177) 

The author of numerous scholarly 
papers in this field and in the area of the 
philosophy of Utopias, Dr. Xegley's most 
recent book was, The Quest of Utopia, 
co-authored with Dr. J. Max Patrick and 
published last spring. 

He and Mrs. Negley will sail for 
Europe on June 13 and will return to the 
University in the summer of 1954. 

Professor Hall Resigns Post 

Following 38 years of sendee with Duke 
University, Professor William H. Hall, 
'09, A.M. '14, Dean of the College of 
Engineering, has resigned his post but 
will continue with the University for 
another year as the first J. A. Jones 
Professor of Engineering. Succeeding 
Dean Hall is Professor Walter J. Seeley, 
chairman of the Electrical Engineering 

A native of Fayetteville, N. C, Dean 
Hall has been dean of the College since 
it was established in 1939, and director 
of the University's engineering program 
since 1937. He will be on sabbatical leave 
for the first half of the 1953-54 academic 
year prior to assuming the duties of his 
new position. 

Retires From Post 

A faculty member since 1933, Professor 
Ralph S. Wilbur, chairman of the De- 
partment of Mechanical Engineering, has 
retired from that post but will stay with 
the University for another year as pro- 
fessor of mechanical engineering. 

Professor Wilbur says he has no plans 
at present for his retirement a year 
hence and that his duties as professor of 
mechanical engineering will keep him well 
occupied for another year. 

Private University's Role 
Cited By Dean McClain 

The danger of a political clique get- 
ting control of public higher education 
is diluted by the existence of private 
universities. Dean Joseph A. McClain of 
the School of Law, stated recently at a 
dinner meeting of the Buncombe-Hender- 
son County Alumni Association of Duke 
University held in Asheville. 

Dean McClain cited the experiences of 
Mississippi under U. S. Sen. Theodore 
Bilbo's regime and Georgia under the 
late Gov. Gene Talmadge to illustrate 
what could happen if the state public 
education system came under control of 
political cliques. The Dean of the School 
of Law said that in such cases, the private 
institution retains its academic freedom 
and its freedom in research for the public 

Referring to the effects of the private 
school on the state university, Dean Mc- 
Clain said that the traditional competitive 
spirit the University of North Carolina 
displays toward Duke has brought this 
state institution far ahead of what it 
might have been had Duke not existed. 

Traveling Preacher 

Dr. James T. Cleland, preacher to 
the University, preached six commence- 
ment sermons or addresses along the 
Eastern Seaboard in a recent nine-day 

His assignments included the com- 
mencement address at Dana Hall Pre- 
paratory School, Wellesley, Mass.; the 
commencement speech at Abbot Acade- 
my, Andover, Mass. ; commencement 
dinner speech at Deerfield Academy, 
Deerfield, Mass.; the same at Tabor 
Academy, Marion, Mass.; baccalaure- 
ate sermon at Vassar College, Pough- 
keepsie, X. Y. ; and the commencement 
address at the Chatham Hall Prepara- 
tory School, Chatham, Va. 

National Council 

(Continued from page 163) 

seconded by Richard E. Thigpen '22 and 
unanimously carried by voice vote. 

A report on the Parents of Students 
phase of the Loyalty Fund was given by 
Joseph H. Hardison of Raleigh, X. C, 
Parents of Students chairman. This is 
a new phase of annual giving established 
just last fall, and Mr. Hardison made 
the highly encouraging announcement 
that $18,800.13 had been given by 255 
r.on-alumni parents. 

In the absence of Dr. Joe B. Stevens 
M.D. '36, president of the Medical School 
Alumni Association, Charles A. Dukes 
'29, director of Alumni Affairs, reported 
on another new phase of the program, 
the Medical School Support Fund. In 
its first year, Mr. Dukes stated, $15,733.66 
was contributed by 586 Medical School 

A report from the Committee on Publi- 
cations and Records was submitted by 
Arthur P. Harris '28 of Charlotte, X. C, 
and from the Committee on Class Organi- 
zation by Coma Cole Willard (Mrs. 
Walter B.) '22 of Raleigh. Report from 
the nominating committee was submitted 
by Edwin L. Jones, Jr., B.S.C.E. '48 of 

Alumni Association Dance 

The Xorthern Xew Jersey Alumni As- 
sociation held its annual spring dance at 
the Racquets Club in Short Hills, X. J., 
June 12. Charles E. Yillanueva, '48, 
LL.B. '51, of East Orange, X. J., is 
president of the association. 

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Duke Nine Glitters In College Firmament 

Surprise Starters Come Through In District Tournament 

WZith their backs to the wall after 
losing to Georgia in the recent 
NCAA District Three baseball tourna- 
ment, the Blue Devils came back in the 
final day of the meet to sweep two games 
from the Bulldogs and retain the district 
championship. The victories also earned 
the Dukesters a trip to college baseball's 
world series in Omaha. 

A couple of unheralded Duke pitchers, 
Dick Kreutzer and Gerry Snyder, re- 
ceived the credit for knocking off Geor- 
gia's Southeastern Conference champions 
by a score of 9-1 and 11-3. Kreutzer 
spun a three-hit mound job in the opener, 
and Snyder, who hadn't seen an inning 
of action all season, reeled off a six-hitter 
to sweep the final game. 

Snyder, a sophomore from South 
Charleston, W. Va., struck out eight bat- 
ters and walked only three when the chips 
were down. Winning his first start in a 
college baseball uniform, he proved a 
wise selection on the part of Coach 
Clarence (Ace) Parker, serving his initial 
season as mentor of the team. 

A surprise starter in the first of the 
two final games, Kreutzer, sophomore 
from Bronxville, N. Y., entered the tour- 
nament with a season record of only 
13-1/3 innings of mound work. How- 
ever, he had a season record of two wins 
and no defeats and an earned run average 
of 2.03 for his year's efforts. 

After losing once to Georgia in the 
district tournament, it was considered 
all but impossible for the Blue Devils to 
win the succeeding two to cop the district 
title. But the Duke nine apparently had 
done the impossible before this season by 
winning the Southern Conference tourna- 
ment. In fact, the greatest admirer of 
the Ace, Wallace Wade, commissioner of 
the Southern Conference and former Duke 
grid coach, was ribbing him recently. 

"Clarence," Wade said, 'T see that old 
Parker luck is still with you." 

"How's that, Coach?" Parker replied. 

"I see that old Parker luck is still 
holding out," Wade remarked, grinning 
affectionately. "You got in the back door 
of the tournament and won it." 

"No, sir! Coach, we didn't back in. We 
won our way into the tournament or we 
wouldn't have been there," Parker re- 
torted. "We won enough games to quali- 
fy or they wouldn't have taken us, but 
if it's luck, I hope it stays with me," 
Parker laughed. "If we sneaked in the 

Snyder and Kreutzer 

back way as you say, we sure walked out 
the front door." 

The general impression prevailed that 
Duke got in the back door because it 
didn't know it was in the tournament un- 
til the conference baseball committee dis- 
covered a rule which stated the regular 
season must end three days prior to the 
conference tourney. Consequently, a 
victory by Clemson over Furman within 
the final three days before the conference 
tournament didn't count, and Duke 
placed second in the Southern Division of 
the league standings; good for a berth in 
the tournament after everyone thought 
it would go to Clemson. 

Reviewing the season, the record for 
the Duke team this year, 21 wins against 
eight losses, was amazingly good con- 
sidering the losses from last year's power- 
house that captured the Southern Con- 
ference and NCAA District Three titles 
and went to the quarterfinals of the 

Duke Nine Eliminated 

Duke's Blue Devils were outshaded 
in the NCAA College World Series 
in Omaha recently, but only after Joe 
Lewis had pitched his heart out to 
keep his team in the running. The 
Blue Devils, off to a disappointing 
start by dropping the first game to 
Texas, 2 to 1, bounced back in the 
second to whip Colorado State 3 to 2. 
A close game with Boston College fol- 
lowed and it took 11 innings of play 
before the Hub City team nosed the 
Dukesters out by a 7 to 6 score. 

NCAA national tournament. The record 
of the Duke nine this year will equal that 
of last year if they win one game at the 
NCAA national meet at Omaha. 

The Ace, in his first year, experimented 
a great deal and came up with a team 
that played good ball, although at times 
it was something of a hot and cold outfit — 
but it was hot when it paid off to be hot. 
A good hitting outfit at times, it did not 
make as many double plays as were de- 
sired and it committed its share of errors, 
but in its third straight successful bid 
for the conference crown the team made 
only one error in three games, hit .301 as 
a team in the three outings against 
George Washington and North Carolina 
(twice), and pulled three double plays. 

Individual standouts included center 
fielder Al Spangler and righthander Joe 
Lewis, who were named to the Southern 
Conference's Southern Division All-Loop 
team this year. Lewis, in three years on 
the varsity, has a career record of 28 wins 
and eight losses. Bill Werber, playing 
first base, and son of the former major 
league infielder, has been an All-America 
choice for the past two seasons. Catcher 
Jake Tarr, Lefty George Carver, Short 
Stop Billy Lea, and right fielder Johnny 
Gibbons, along with Werber and Spang- 
ler, gained six of the 12 positions on 
North Carolina's Big Four League all- 
star team this year. 

As for the NCAA District Three vic- 
tory, Parker gives the credit to the team. 

"It was effort," Parker stated. "The 
boys made up for any lack of ability by 
putting forth with a great effort. The 
kids wanted to win and went out and did 
their best. And it was good enough. It 
was a team victory all the way," he de- 

Grid Prospects 

The Blue Devil's grid schedule is tough, 
the team will be minus the services of 19 
lettermen, most of them regulars; but the 
prospects are that the 1953 team might 
well equal or surpass the play of last 
year when Duke won eight out of 10 
games, scoring a total of 227 points 
against 72 by the opposition. 

With Coach Bill Murray planning to 
use the split-T again this fall, the team 
will get its seasonal baptism at Columbia, 
S. C, when it plays its only, night game 
of the season, Sept. 19, against South 
Carolina. Only four home games are 
scheduled this fall, the Blue Devil grid- 


June, 1953 

ders being pitted at home against Wake 
Forest, Sept. 26 ; Purdue, the Duke Home- 
coming game, Oct, 10 ; X. C. State, Oct. 
24; and the grand finale, U. N. C, Nov. 

Games away from home include Ten- 
nessee, Army at New York, Virginia at 
the Oyster Bowl in Norfolk, Va., Navy 
at Baltimore, Md., and Georgia Tech at 
Atlanta, Ga. 

The upcoming schedule finds Purdue 
and Army replacing Washington and Lee 
and S. M. U., teams which went down in 
defeat before the Iron Dukes last fall. 
The schedule is considered by Athletic 
Director Eddie Cameron to be the tough- 
est a Duke team has ever faced. 

Regarding the loss of 19 lettermen, 
Coach Murray says, "everything is com- 
parative. Maybe our opponents were hit 
as hard as we were. Last year we got 
a lot of breaks and we'll need all of them 
and then some more to come out of this 
year's campaign with a good record. I 
do not want to discourage our players 
but only through effort above their normal 
capabilities will they approach the suc- 
cess of the 1952 season. You simply can- 
not lose that many boys, face such a 
schedule and come up with a winner un- 
less there is superhuman effort from all 

One favorable development to the Duke 
situation is the changeover from the two- 
platoon system. The heavy losses of both 
lettermen and other members of last year's 
squad make the Blue Devils "thin" even 
under the one-platoon system, but the 
situation would be exceedingly rough 
under the two-platoon system. 

Despite the loss of grid personnel, the 
Blue Devil squad will field some stars 
who are expected to glitter in the national 
football firmament. They include quarter- 
backs Worth (A Million) Lutz and Jerry 
Barger, tackle Ed (Country) Meadows, 
end Howard Pitt, guard Bobby Burrows, 
halfback Lloyd Caudle, and halfback 
James (Red) Smith, if the latter is avail- 
able. Also fullbacks Byrd Looper and 
Jack Kistler and center Johnny Palmer 
are considered as good as they come. In 
addition there are some likely looking 
prospects from last year's reserves, but 
due to the heavy loss of lettermen with 
graduation this spring, the squad will be 
lacking in depth. 

Business Manager H. M. (Red) Lewis 
of . the Athletic Association, has advised 
all alumni that alumni priority for sea- 
son tickets commences June 15 and closes 
July 1. 

Season tickets cost $15.00 a set, and 
Lewis says orders from alumni will be 
filled after July 1 with purchasers being 

assigned the best possible locations. Be- 
cause many alumni re-new their season 
ticket orders year after year, better seats 
are available on the east side of the field 
or in the steel permanent bleachers 
around the top of the stadium on the 
west side. Bleacher seat tickets will be 
sent on request only, Lewis says, but they 
are considered as good as any seats in the 

Season tickets will be on sale to the 
public until August 1, at which time the 
sale of individual tickets to alumni will 
start, continuing until August 15 when 
individual ticket sales to the general 
public will commence. 

The Duke football schedule : 

Sept. 19 — South Carolina at Columbia, 
S. C. 

Sept. 26 — Wake Forest at Durham. 

Oct. 3 — Tennessee at Knoxville, Tenn. 

Oct. 10 — Purdue (Homecoming) at Dur- 

Oct. 17 — Army at New York. 

Oct. 24— N. C. State at Durham. 

Oct. 31 — Virginia (Oyster Bowl) at Nor- 
folk, Va. 

Nov. 7 — Navy at Baltimore, Md. 
Nov. 14 — Open. 

Nov. 21 — Georgia Tech at Atlanta, Ga. 
Nov. 28— U. N. C. at Durham. 

Minor Sports Successful 

With a big assist from Joel Shankle, 
sophomore from Level Cross, N. C, the 
Blue Devil track team chalked up 41 1 / 4 
points to take second place in the South- 
ern Conference track tournament held 
recently at Duke University and won by 
Maryland with SS 1 /^ points. 

Shankle piled up 23 points to become 
the first man to record such a high score 
in an outdoor Southern Conference track 
meet. He won the broad jump with a 
spring of 23 feet, 1% inches, and the 
120 yard high hurdles. Also he tied for 
first place in the high jump and the pole 
vault with leaps of 6 feet, 2% inches, and 
13 feet, respectively. In addition, the 
Duke track star finished second in the 
220 yard low hurdles. 

The only record to fall in the tourney 
was captured by Durham Lawshe, junior 
from Bronxville, N. Y., who tossed the 
shot 50 feet, 8% inches to set a new 
record. The old record of 50 feet, 7 
inches, was established five years ago by 
Duke's Jim O'Leary. 

Dukesters on the greens and fairways 
had a successful season, tallying 10 wins 
against two losses and one tie, and finish- 

Conference Split 

A member of the Southern Conference 
since 1928, Duke University along with 
several other colleges seceded early in 
May to form a new, and as yet, nameless 
conference. In addition to Duke, the 
schools in the new conference include the 
University of North Carolina, Wake 
Forest, N. C. State, South Carolina, 
Clemson and Maryland. 

The secession will not change the grid 
schedule coming up this fall since South 
Carolina, Wake Forest, N. C. State and 
U. N. C. already are regular opponents. 
The new conference is looking for an 
eighth member, and it might be Virginia, 
also a regular opponent of Duke. 

Because of schedule commitments a- 
mong some of the schools in the new con- 
ference, it will not be in a position to be- 
gin a regular football schedule until 1957. 

Many problems face the new confer- 
ence, but some of them were to be ironed 
out at a meeting in Raleigh, June 14, 
according to Athletic Director Eddie 
Cameron. Duke will oppose a plan to 
require scheduled football games with 
each member of the conference, Cameron 
says, in favor of five games with circuit 
members. However, a compromise six- 
game loop schedule may be required if 
plans for an eight-team conference mate- 

Benefiting from the new conference will 
be the minor sports, as they will be given 
greater emphasis than heretofore. Basket- 
ball and baseball schedules will not be 
changed too much although each team 
probably will meet each of the other 
teams twice a season. 

ing second in the Southern Conference 
golf tournament — three strokes behind 
their arch rivals, the Tarheels. Earlier 
in the season the Duke golfers topped 
Carolina 14-13. 

Blue Devil netmen, with a laudatory 
14 wins against four losses, also captured 
the second spot in the Southern Confer- 
ence tennis tournament. The doubles 
team comprised of Kes Deimling, senior 
from River Forest, 111., and Ralph Paris, 
junior from Atlanta, Ga., lost in con- 
ference finals to the Tarheels. 

In lacrosse the Blue Devil team broke 
better than even by winning five of nine 
outings, but two stars of the team, Nolan 
Rogers, senior from Pikesville, Md., and 
Don Rutter, senior from Baltimore, Md., 
played with the South team in the North- 
South All-Star game at Johns Hopkins, 
June 6. 

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Michael Monroe Adamson. Malcolm M. 
Adamson, B.D. '47. Chattanooga, Tenn. 
First row: Jack, Peter, Peg, Julie, Tom 
Borberlt. Second row : Jim Borberlt, Jr. 
James A. Borberlt, Sr.. '45, Marie Bor- 
berlt (Mrs. J. A.), Marie, and Mary 
Borberlt. New Brunswick, N. J. 
Pattt Madlon. Eugene A. Madlon, B.S.E.E. 
'47, Ruth Northrop Madlon, '48, Binghamton. 
N. Y. 

Patricia Ann Kirk. Mary Ann Kirk. 
William D. Kirk, '48, Doris Caveness Kirk, 
'48, Nashville, Tenn. Floyd C. Caveness, 
'18, Greensboro, Grandfather. 

Thomas E. Stanley, Jr. Martha Abernethy 
Stanley (Mrs. T. E.), Raleigh, N. C. 
John R. Blake III. John R. Blake, Jr., 
'45, M.D. '50, B.S.M. '52, Ann Brabham 
Blake, R.N. '47, Marysville, Calif. 
Pamela Anne Jenkinson, Susan Ellen 
Jenkinson. Richard D. Jenkinson, '37, 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

8. Bobbt Verhet. Jimmt Verhet, Tommt 
Verhet. Teddt Verhet, Jane Williams 
Verhey (Mrs. Seymour) '35, Saint Paul, 

9. Maria Terrt Lett. 10. Arltnn Rose Lett. 
Leonard D. Levy '39, Jeanne Schimel Levyi 
B.S. '47, Chester, Pa. 


Charlotte Corbin, '35, Editor 


A. S. Noell, Jr. B.S.M.E. '51, Wilmington, 

William L. Watts '50, New York, N. T. 

Fred S. Yorke '39, Ayden, N. C. 

Mildred Griffith Yorke (Mrs. F. G.) '41, 
Ayden, N. C. 

David H. Henderson '35, LL.B. '37, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 

Warren H. Pope '42, San Juan, Puerto Eieo. 

Billy B. Olive B.S.E.E. '48, Jackson 
Heights, N. Y. 

Harold P. Stephenson '47, A.M. '49, Ph.D. 
'52, Bloomington, 111. 

Robert H. Stamey '39, B.D. '41, Brevard, 
N. C. 

John M. Bevan B.D. '47, A.M. '48, Ph.D. 
'53, Davidson, N. C. 

Kendriek S. Pew '39, Princeton, N. J. 

B. G. Stewart '29, M. Ed. '36, Williamston, 
N. C. 

Rev. H. L. Harrell '38, La Grange, N. C. 
Carol Seeley Scott (Mrs. H. A. Jr.) '41, 

Durham, N. C. 
David K. Scarborough '50, Guilford College, 

N. C. 
Thomas W. Borland '37, Salisbury, N. C. 
Margaret Eudisill Borland (Mrs. T. W.) 

'36, Salisbury, N. C. 
Luck C. Flanders '50, Baleigh, N. C. 
Neil J. McDonald B.S. '48, Anderson, S.C. 
Virginia L. Wise '49, Winter Haven, Fla. 
Fred W. Obarr '06, Garden Grove, Cal. 
Martha Oldham Obarr (Mrs. F. W.) '08, 

Garden Grove, Cal. 
Ethelyn Smith Langdon (Mrs. W. B.) '46, 

Scotia, N. Y. 
Carl O. Bird '35, Volant, Pa. 
Lee Anne Seawell '40, A.M. '41, Athens, Ga. 
Joyce McAfee Martin (Mrs. T. B. Jr.) '52, 

Macon, Ga. 

C. Heber Smith '43, Bidgefield, N. J. 
Paul B. Cobb '43, Alamance, N. C. 

John C. Harmon, Jr. '31, LL.B. '35, Atlan- 
ta, Ga. 

George E. Bokinsky '42, Gordonsville, Va. 

Robert E. Sleight '39, Charlottesville, Va. 

Graham Maefarlane III '35, Rochester, N. 

1st Lt. Alan G. MacDonald '51, Savannah, 

P. V. Kirkman, Jr. '28, High Point, N. C. 

Robert L. Sheldon '44, Roselle Park, N. J. 

Pattie Knight Cooksey (Mrs. R. M.) '23, 
Thomasville, N. C. 

Mary Knight Buell (Mrs. J. H.) '17, Fort 
Collins, Colo. 

Walter C. Jenkins '17, Concord, N. H. 

John A. McDougald '43, Tryon, N. C. 

Herman A. Smith '44, LL.B. '52, Greens- 
boro, N. C. 

Bayard T. Read '42, Little Rock, Ark. 

Lt. (jg) Jack H. Glazer '50, Bayside, Va. 

Floyd M. Patterson (Chap. USAF) B.D. 
'38, Montgomery, Ala. 

Mary Jones Taylor (Mrs. J. W., Jr.) '22, 

Norfolk, Va. 
A. C. ("Jinks") Waggoner '27, B.D. '31, 

Mt. Airy, N. C. 
J. Raymond Smith '17, Mt. Airy, N. C. 
James H. Smith '50, Mt. Airy, N. C. 
Eugene D. Pearson B.S.C.E. '51, Danville, 

Wesley W. Walton M.Ed. '49, Ph.D. '53, 

Westbury, N. Y. 
Elizabeth Stutts Rogers (Mrs. E. P. Jr.) 

'47, Durham. N. C. 
Robert M. Fuqua '43, B.D. '45, Ripley, W. 

Lee B. Durham '21, Birmingham, Mich. 
Edward T. Mulvey, Jr. B.S.M.E. '47, Win- 
ston-Salem, N. C. 
Adrienne Barthen Ward (Mrs. R. L. ) '49, 

Waldwick, N. J. 
Robert L. Ward '49, Waldwick, N. J. 
Herbert W. Walker '42, Richmond Hill, N. 

Eandolph B. Few '43, Charlotte, N. C. 
S. J. Ricea '50, Hammonton, N. J. 
Donald G. Hess '49, Mobile, Ala. 
Naomi Mann Hess (Mrs. D. G.) '43, 

Mobile, Ala. 
E. S. Yarbrough '02, Durham, N. C. 
Alyse Smith '30, Burlington, N. C. 
Major James C. Storie '38, Camp Gordon. 

P. D. Midgett III '50, Engelhard, N. C. 
Elizabeth Bell Midgett (Mrs. P. D.) '51, 

Engelhard, N. C. 
David A. Clarke '20, Bahama, N. C. 
Jack E. Melton '32, A.M. '42, Boone, N. C. 
William E. Freeze, Jr. '45, Shaker Heights, 

Wm, L. Bergeron '52, Greenwich, Conn. 
Ewing L. Barnett '49, Durham, N. C. 
T. Benjamin Massey '48, Atlanta, Ga. 
Jean Patee Eaves (Mrs. S. W.) '48, Dur- 
ham, N. C. 
Seth J. Perkinson, Jr. '52, Wilson, N. C. 
Frank T. Barranco '52, Baltimore, Md. 
Mabel Griffin Beavis (Mrs. L. B.) '28, High 

Point, N. C. 

of Roxboro, N. C. 


The Durham Merchants Association chose 
LOTTA ANGIER) 1407 W. Pettigrew 
Street, Durham, as the Centennial "Mother 
of the Year" this spring. Active in family, 
church, and civic activities, she leads an 
extremely busy life in her community. She 
has two sons, Henry O, Jr., and John A., 
and a daughter, CARLOTTA SATTER- 


BURKE) has been chosen as Durham's 
1953 business and professional "Mother of 
the Year." For the past 22 years she has 
been director of the Duke Hospital Dis- 
pensary. She has been very active in the 
P.T.A., and in the Woman's Auxiliary at 
St. Philip's Episcopal Church, where she 
has taught the Woman's Bible Class for the 
past eight years. Her civic interests also 
have included membership in the Business 
and Professional Women's Club and the 
Durham Woman's Club. She has three sons: 
Burke, Jr.; Langhorne; and ALTON HOB- 
GOOD '39, A.M. '49. 


DR. HARDEN F. TAYLOR received the 
award from the Wildlife Society at its 
meeting in Washington, D. C, for the 
FISHERIES (University of North Carolina 
Press, 1951) as the most outstanding publi- 
cation in Wildlife Ecology and Management 
in 1952. 


Wisner Avenue, Park Ridge, 111., general 
manager of the Motor and Equipment 
Wholesalers Association, has been elected 
president of the Rotary Club of Chicago, 
for the year beginning July 1. He and 
Mrs. Ruark have four children, two of 
(MRS. JULIAN A.) '39 and FRANK S. 
RUARK '43. 

75 - 

EDMUND S., SR.), principal of Holloway 
Street School, Durham, has been selected as 
the Educational "Mother of the Year" for 
Durham. She held the post of dean of 
girls at Carr Junior High School for five 
years, and has been principal of Holloway 
Street School for 10 years. She is teacher 
of a Bible class at Trinity Methodist 
Church, where she is a member of the board 
of stewards. She and Mr. SWINDELL '09, 
who live at 1408 Mangum Street, Durham, 
have four children: EDMUND S., JR. '39; 
JR.) '42; and ANNE SWINDELL EL- 

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RITT ALLEN '22 live at 911 Monmouth 
Avenue, Durham, where he is flour sales 
supervisor for Austin-Heatou Company. 
They have three children, MARY ALLEN 
ELEANOR '49, and IRVING, JR., a junior 
at Duke. 

W. BRYAN BOLICH, professor of law at 
the, Duke Law School, resides in Hope 
Valley, Durham. He and Mrs. Bolich have 
two daughters, ANNE BOLICH BLACK 
(MRS. ROBERT E., JR.) '53, and Barbara, 
aged 15. Mr. Bolich was a member of the 
North Carolina Legislature in 1927, Legal 
Attache to the American Embass3- in Rome, 
Italy, in 1950, and has served on the N. C. 
Commission on Public, Local, and Private 
Laws, and various committees of the North 
Carolina Bar Association. He was a North 
Carolina Rhodes Scholar from 1921-24. 
DAVID BRADY, 15 West 81st Street, New 
York 24, N. Y., is an attorney with Gordon, 
Brady, Caffrey & Keller, Esqs., 20 Pine 
Street, New York 5. He is a member of 
Temple Emanu-El; the Bar Association of 
the City of New York, N. Y. ; County 
Lawyers Association, N. Y. State and 
American Bar Association ; National Demo- 
cratic Club ; Bankers Club ; Columbia Uni- 
versity Club ; Harmonie Club ; and Sunning- 
dale Country Club. He and Mrs. Brady 
have one daughter, Margot, aged 18. 

JAMES H. BURRUS, whose address is 
Box 562, Rutherford College, N.C., is an 
artist and designer, doing both commercial 
art and oil painting. He is listed in Who's 
Who in American Art and Who's Who in 
the South. He is very active in Abernethy 
Memorial Methodist Church in Rutherford 

tral Park West, New York, N. Y., serves 
as Justice of the Supreme Court for the 
State of New York. He and Mrs. Green- 
berg have one daughter, JEAN ADRIAN 
GREENE '43. A member of the American 
Bar Association, Mr. Greenberg also belongs 
to the N. Y. State Bar Association, As- 
sociation of Bar of City of New York, and 
is on the board of trustees of the Hospital 
for Joint Diseases. 

the Historical and Philosophical Society of 
Ohio, makes his home at 22 Elmhurst Place, 
Cincinnati 8. He and Mrs. Hall have three 
children: LYTLE FOSTER '52; Virginius 
C. Jr., aged 20; and Penelope Wallace, aged 
16. Mr. Hall is a former member of the 
Cincinnati panel of the National Labor 
Relations Board, and participates in many 
church, civic, and social activities. 
G. RAY JORDAN '17, D.D. '35 is professor 
of preaching in the Emory University School 
of Theology, and resides at 1039 East Clif- 
ton Road, N. E., Atlanta, Ga. A prolific 
author, he has written 14 books and has 
contributed to seven other volumes. He has 
been very active in church services and 
other activities outside of the religious field, 

and has traveled extensively. He and Mrs. 
Jordan have two sons: G. RAY, JR. '45, 
and TERRELL F. '53. 

LINVILLE K. MARTIN of 744 Arbor 
Road, Winston-Salem, N. C, is a lawyer 
with Womble, Carlyle, Martin, and Sand- 
ridge in Winston-Salem. He and Mrs. 
Martin have three children, LINVILLE K, 
JR. '52, Nancy, and Martha. He is a 
member of Centenary Methodist Church, 
Twin City Club, Forsyth Country Club, Elk's 
Club, American Legion, Forty and Eight, 
Chamber of Commerce, Traffic Club, and the 
North Carolina Bar Association. 
12th year as head of the Department of 
English at Louisburg College, Louisburg, 
N. C. From time to time she has par- 
ticipated in varied extra-curricular respon- 
sibilities in campus religious life, news- 
paper sponsorship, and dramatics direction. 
She is a life member of the Women's Soci- 
ety of Christian Service and belongs to 
many other educational and religious organi- 

HENRY H. NICHOLSON makes his home 
at 138 N. Mulberry Street, Statesville, N. 
C, where he belongs to Broad Street Meth- 
odist Church, the Masons, Elks, American 
Legion, Forty and Eight, and V.F.W. He 
and Mrs. Nicholson have two children, 
HENRY H, JR. '44, M.D. '47, and MAR- 
TON C.) '45. 


DR. ALLEN P. BRANTLEY, pastor of 
First Methodist Church, Henderson, N. C, 
and president of the Board of Education 
of the North Carolina Methodist Conference, 
makes his home at 120 Church Street there. 
He and Mrs. Brantley have one daughter, 
Grace Marie, 17. Dr. Brantley has had one 
year of graduate study at Oxford and at 
Harvard Universities and has the S.T.B., 
A.M., M.R.E., and S.T.M. degrees from 
Boston University, as well as the honorary 
degree of Doetor of Divinity from High 
Point College. 

South Toledo Avenue, Tulsa (12), Okla., 
is credit sales manager for Clark-Darland 
Hardware Company, 121 East First Street, 
Tulsa. He and Mrs. Carr have two chil- 
dren; ROBERT W. CARR '49 and Corinne 
H. Carr. Mr. Carr is chairman of the 
Tulsa Retail Credit Association, a member 
of American War Dads, and a Mason. 
FLOYD C. CAVENESS lives at 1005 Court- 
land Street, Greensboro, N. C. He writes, 
"I devote most of my time to supervision 
of personal investments and real testate 
holdings built up over the years. I am also 
an officer and director of Enterprise Manu- 
facturing Company, Coleridge, N. C, giv- 
ing it some of my time." He and Mrs. 
Caveness have a daughter, DORIS CAVE- 
(MRS. WILL J.) makes her home at 67-07 
Yellowstone Boulevard, Apt. 6-B, Forest 


June, 1953 

Hills 75, N. Y. She and Mr. Clardy have 
two children: ELEANOR CLARDY WES- 
TER (MRS MILLARD W., JR.) '48, and 
WILL J., JR. '50. 

DARROL E.) '18, A.M. '25, Mr. DeLong, 
and their son, Darrol F., Jr. reside at 709 
Cumberland Circle, N. E., Atlanta 6, Ga. 
She is secretary of the Class of '18, co-chair- 
man of Grady Band and Orchestra Parents 
Association, and Magazine Chairman of 
Grady P.T.A. She is also a member of 
Druid Hills Methodist Church, Missionary 
Society, Child Study Class, and the League 
of Women Voters. 

DR. ROBERT H. DURHAM is physician- 
in-charge of the Division of General Medi- 
cine at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich., 
his home address being 19512 Canterbury 
Road, Detroit, 21. A diplomate of the 
American Board of Internal Medicine, he 
is also a member of the American College 
of Physicians, and of the Association for 
Study of Internal Secretions. He has been 
a senior warden of All Saints Episcopal 
Church for 13 years, and is a member of 
Detroit Athletic Club and Detroit Golf 
Club. He and Mrs. Durham have three 
children, Robert H., Jr., Margaret, and 

ter of the First Methodist Church, Wash- 
ington, N. C. He and Mrs. Earnhardt have 
three children: EVELYN EARNHARDT 
DAVIS (MRS. HAROLD T.) '42, Edwin, 
and Dan. 

his home at 7 Mock Street, Thomasville, N. 
C, where he practices dentistry. He is 
past president of the Rotary Club, the 
Second District Dental Society, Davidson 
County Dental Society, and is past com- 
mander of the American Legion. He is a 
trustee of the V.F.W., director of the Cham- 
ber of Commerce, and a Mason. He and 
Mrs. Hodgin have two children: JOHN 
NOLAN '53 and Catherine Slover, aged 17. 
B. EVERETT JORDAN, treasurer of Sel- 
lers Manufacturing Company, resides in 
Saxapahaw, N. C.. He is a Methodist, a 
Rotarian, and Chairman of the Democratic 
Executive Committee of North Carolina. 
Mr. and Mrs. Jordan have three children; 
JR.) '49, and John McLean, aged 17. 
G. RICHARDSON live at 1590 Metropoli- 
tan Avenue, New York, 62, N. Y., where he 
is vice president of American International 
Underwriters, a foreign insurance corpora- 
tion, with offices at 102 Maiden Lane, New 
York, 5. They have two daughters, Corinna 
Richardson Ulsh and Lucy Richardson Mc- 


DR. FRED C. ALDRIDGE of 115 Banbury 
Way, Wayne, Pa., is a physician with 
offices at 115 Bloomingdale Avenue, Wayne. 
He is consulting physician to the Bryn 
Mawr Hospital and Medical Director of 

Civil Defense for Radnor Township. He 
and Mrs. Aldridge have two children: 
C. '55. 

ROBERT W. BRADSHAW is minister of 
the First Methodist Church, Wilson, N. C. 
He and Mrs. Bradshaw have three sons; 
ROBERT WALLACE, JR. '54, newly 
elected president of the Duke Men's Student 
Government Association ; Francis, aged 14 ; 
and Michael, aged 12. 

W. H. (HIX) CHERRY '19, A.M. '25 and 
JULIA ALLEN CHERRY '24 make their 
home at 1415 Pennsylvania Avenue, Dur- 
ham. Associated with Acacia Mutual Life 
Insurance Company, Mr. Cherry is also a 
steward of Duke Memorial Methodist 
Church, Past Master of the Masons, Past 
Worthy Patron of the Order of the Eastern 
Star, a member of the American Legion, 
the White Shrine, and the Shrine. He and 
Mrs. Cherry have two children: PAMELA 
and William Hix, Jr. 

A. J. HOBBS, minister of Saint Paul Meth- 
odist Church, Goldsboro, N. C, resides at 
704 East Walnut Street, Goldsboro. He 
and Mrs. Hobbs have three children: 
LAND '46, and NANCY McRAE '53. 
DWIGHT W. LAMBE, vice president and 
manager of the installment loan department 
of Peoples Savings Bank, Lakeland, Fla., 
lives at 802 Orange Park Avenue, Lakeland. 
He and Mrs. Lambe have two sons: Joe L., 
aged 17 ; and Dwight W., Jr., who was 
graduated from Florida State University 
this year. Mr. Lambe is a steward of First 
Methodist Church, a Mason, a member of 
the American Legion and the ' Chamber of 
Commerce in Lakeland. 

FLORINE T. LEWTER, who makes her 
home at 1512 N. Duke Street, Durham, is 
librarian in the Periodicals Department of 
the Woman's College Library of Duke. She 
is a member of Temple Baptist Church, the 
American Association of University Women, 
the Southeastern Library Association, the 
North Carolina Library Association, and 
Delta Kappa Gamma. 

South Granville Street, Edenton, N. C, is 
vice president and treasurer of Edenton 
Cotton Mills. He and Mrs. McMullan have 
two children: ANNE '52, and PHILIP S., 
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the Class of '19, is a tax supervisor, a mem- 
ber of the election board, Eotary Club, 
Executive Club, and the State Historical 
Society. In addition, he is a member of the 
Vestry of the Episcopal Church, a School 
Board member, a representative to National 
Council of the Boy Scouts, and a member 
of the American Legion and Veteran's of 
Foreign Wars. 

L. H. McNEELY is with Rich Roller Mill 
in Morganton, N. C, and is chairman of 
Burke County Board of Education, a mem- 
ber of the Methodist Church, and the Lions 
Club. He has five children: Harold, IRWIN 
'49, M.D. '53, Evelyn, Katherine, and 

ALBERT O. ROBERTS, 105 S. Highland, 
Dearborn, Mich., has a position as automo- 
tive engineer, transmissions supervisor, with 
Ford Motor Company engineering depart- 
ment. He is a member of the Methodist 
Church, the Society of Automotive Engi- 
neers, and the American Gear Manufacturing 
Association. He and Mrs. Roberts have 
two sons, Albert O., Jr., and David L. 
TON WILLIAMS '18 make their home at 
2606 Sherwood Avenue, in Charlotte, X. C, 
where he is president and general manager 
of Interstate Construction Company. They 
have one son, JACK N. WILLIAMS '49. 


DR. JESSE T. BARNES '20, A.M. '21 is a 
surgeon with the Southern Railway System 
in Asheboro, N. C. He is a steward of 
First Methodist Church, the Country Club, 
Lakewood Club, and has been a member of 




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the Rotary Club for 21 years. He and Mrs. 
Barnes have two children, Thomas Eugene 
and Elizabeth Ann. 

ger of the Greensboro, N. C, sales office of 
Virginia-Carolina Chemical Corporation, 
makes his home at A-l Country Club Apart- 
ments. He and Mrs. Bass have two chil- 
dren: Mary Elizabeth Bass Walker (Mrs. 
David G.), and H. DILLARD, a freshman 
in Duke's College of Engineering. 

lawyer with Braswell and Brown, Venice- 
Nokomis Bank Building, Venice, Fla. He 
has been city attorney for Venice since 
1947, is an Episcopalian, and is past presi- 
dent of the Rotary Club. 

LEE E. COOPER of 28 West 58th Street, 
New York, N. Y., is Real Estate Editor of 
The New York Times. Several times he 
has won national awards for the best real 
estate coverage among metropolitan city 
newspapers. He is a member of the Silu- 
rians, a society of veteran New York news- 
papermen ; a charter member of Lambda 
Alpha, New .York chapter of a land econom- 
ics fraternity; and former president and 
now a member of the board of directors of 
the National Association of Real Estate 

JOSEPH DAVE is president of Dave Steel 
Company, Inc., and The Oregonia Bridge 
Company, with offices in 1003 Union Trust 
Building, Cincinnati, 2, Ohio. Mrs. Dave 
is the former EVA ROSENSTEIN '21. 

GEORGE M. IVEY, a merchant with J. B. 
Ivey and Company, Charlotte, N. C, makes 
his home at 435 Hempstead Place, Charlotte. 
He and Mrs. Ivey have two children: 

JEFFERIES MANNING '22 live at 205 
East Kivett Street, Asheboro, N. C. He is 
a public accountant, a Methodist, and a 
member of the Lions Club and other organi- 
zations. They have one son, James C. 

DR. J. W. ROY NORTON of 2129 
Cowper Drive, Raleigh, N. C, is secretary 
and State Health Officer for the State 
Board of Health in Raleigh. He is president 
of Wake County Alumni Association, and 
past president of the North Carolina Har- 
vard Club and of the North Carolina Con- 
ference for Social Service. He is a member 
of the board of stewards of Ed:nton Street 
Methodist Church, the Rotary Club, and 
Carolina Country Club. He and Mrs. Nor- 
ton have three children : Geraldine Norton 
Aquadro (Mrs. Charles F.), JEAX, a sopho- 
more at Duke, and Ferguson, 14. 
WILLIAM E. POWELL '20, A.M. '32 and 
Lilesville, N. O, where he is district school 
principal and active in religious, civic, and 
educational organizations. 

The address of BERNICE U. ROSE, presi- 
dent of the Class of '20, is Box 746, Durham. 
He is an insurance salesman for Jefferson 
Standard Life Insurance Company, and is 

a member of the Methodist Church, the 
Masons, and the American Legion. 


ried to Eva Motley on April 2 in The Pres- 
byterian Church, Badin, N. C. They re- 
side in Albemarle, N. C, where he is princi- 
pal of the North Albemarle School. 


EDWARD W. HATCHETT teaches at 
Balboa High School, Canal Zone, where 
his address is Box 305. He is a member of 
Union Church, Elks Club and is a Mason. 
He and Mrs. Hatchett have one son, Ed- 
ward W., Jr. 

HARRY B. KEFFER is proprietor of the 
Collector's Shop which handles postage 
stamps for collectors, at 17 Broadway, New 
Haven 11, Conn. He is a director of the 
American Stamp Dealers Association, an 
international organization, and a member 
of the Rotary Club and New Haven Country 
Club. He and Mrs. Keffer and their 16- 
year-old son, David Brooks, live at 249 
Willow Street, Mount Carmel, Conn. 
WILLIS K. KRAMER makes his home at 
1137 Sycamore Street, Rocky Mount, N. C. 
He is a salesman for Rose Drug Company. 
J. ROBERT REGAN '28, B.D. '47 is minis- 
ter of White Memorial Church, Wesley 
Charge of the Methodist Church in Hender- 
son, N. C, where he makes his home at 996 
Maple Street. He and Mrs. Regan have two 
sons, Herbert A., and JAMES ROBERT, 
JR. '39, B.D. '52. Mr. Regan is a member of 
the North Carolina Annual Conference, 
Vance County Ministerial Association, and 
of N. C. Conference Brotherhood. 


ALVAH S. MATTOX B. S., associate right- 
of-way engineer in the Staunton, Va., Dis- 
trict office of the State Highway Depart- 
ment for the past 11 years, has been trans- 
ferred recently to Richmond, where he is 
an assistant engineer in the right-of-way 
section of the department's headquarters 
office. He, Mrs. Mattox, and their three 
children, Susie, Joyce Anne, and Alvah S., 
Jr., reside at 4811 Chamberlain Avenue, 

Mr. Smith, and their two sons live at 
Cigarrera Bigott, Apt. 186, Caracas, Vene- 
zuela, S. A. Mrs. Smith teaches in an 
American school and her husband is with 
the British American Tobaeeo Company. 


JESSE E. AIKEX is a real estate broker 
in Ashton, Md., where his address is Box 
17. He and Mrs. Aiken have five children: 
Carolyn, aged 12; Nelle, aged nine; Elaine, 
aged five; Linda, aged three, and Mary, 
born Feb. 17. 


June, 1953 

N. C, is a manufacturer of work shirts and 
pants. He and Mrs. Brown have three 
children: Rebecca, aged nine; Richard, who 
will be two on Sept. 30; and Sharon Eliza- 
beth, born Mar. 26. 

an attorney, resides at 707 Morehead Ave- 
nue, Durham, N. C. He is a member of Duke 
Memorial Methodist Church, the Kiwanis 
Club, and Hope Valley Country Club. There 
are five children in the Earthing family: 
Gail, 17; Pat, 15; Lynn, 9; Jay, 6; and 
Trudy, born Sept. 19, 1952. 
MURRAY C. MILLER, SR. teaches English 
in senior high school in Upper Darby School 
District, Upper Darby, Pa., and makes his 
home on Broadway Avenue, Primos, Pa. 
'He and Mrs. Miller have three children: 
Murray C, Jr., 20; and twins, Joan and 
Barbara, who will be 19 on July 7. 
TON (MRS. W. H., JR.) is a housewife 
and secretary at Woodrow Wilson School, 
Princeton University. She, Mr. Sangston, 
and their three children: Howard, 12; 
Robert, 10; and Nancy, eight, reside at 8 
Edge Avenue, Hopewell, N. J. She is a 
member of the Presbyterian Church, and 
the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
HOYT W. SHORE owns the Hoyt W. 
Shore Agency of Washington National In- 
surance Company, with offices at 116 W. 
Third Street, Room 112, Charlotte 2, N. C. 
DR. J. LEM STOKES, II B.D. has been 
chosen by the trustees of Pfeiffer Junior 
College, Misenheimer, N. C, as new president 
of the college, to begin his duties about 
July 1. Dr. Stokes received his Ph.D. de- 
gree from Yale University, and before his 
recent election was secretary of Religion in 
Higher Education, Division of Educational 
Institutions, Nashville, Tenn. Dr. and Mrs. 
Stokes have one son, J. Lem, III and one 
daughter, Mary Anne. 

East Lynch Street, Durham, is a linotype 
operator with Seeman Printery. He has 
been an editor, advertising executive, and 
mechanical superintendent with various 
newspapers and publishing houses. He moved 
to Durham from Hopewell, Va., in Septem- 
ber, 1952. He and Mrs. Weaver have five 
children: Thomas and John, twin boys, 
aged 19; Nancy, aged 15; Martha, aged 
nine; and Robert, aged two. 
LEWIS E. WINSTON lives at 402 S. 
Center Street, Apartment No. 3, Ashland, 
Va., and is a deisel electrician with Sea- 
board Railroad, Richmond, Va. He and 
Mrs. Winston have one son, Lewis E., Jr., 
aged 11. Mr. Winston is a member of First 
Baptist Church, Norfolk, Va., the South- 
eastern Virginia Football Official Associa- 
tion, and Tidewater Umpires Association. 


E. ANDERSON '35 reside at 1512 Canter- 
bury Road, Raleigh, N. C. She is secretary 
of the Official Board of Haves Barton 

Methodist Church, recording secretary of 
Needham Broughton High School P.T.A., 
member and past officer of Raleigh Woman's 
Club, Readers Guild Book Club, Carolina 
Country Club, and a bridge club. They 
have two children. Glenn E., Jr., aged 15, 
and Charlotte, aged six. 

JOSEPH A. BERRY, JR., 896 Middleton 
S., N.E., Orangeburg, S. C, is an attorney 
with Berry and Berry, 360 Russell Street, 
S.E., Orangeburg. A Methodist, he is a mem- 
ber of the Kiwanis Club, Orangeburg Coun- 
try Club, the Elks, and the American Legion. 
He and Mrs. Berry are the parents of four 
children: Babs, 14; Nan, 10; and twins, 
Mary and Julia, who will be two years old 
in October. 

WILLIAM W. BLACK is office manager 
and accountant at Alamance County Hospi- 
tal, and makes his home at 26-B Brookwood 
Garden Apartments, Burlington, N. C. He 
and Mrs. Black have a son, Mishael Stephen, 
one-and one-half years old. He is a mem- 
ber of Burlington Lions Club. 
LEWIS C. BRANSCOMB, librarian and 
professor at Ohio State University Libra- 
ries, Columbus 10, Ohio, resides at 1884 
Coventry Road, Columbus 12. He is a 
member of the National Council of the 
American Association of University Pro- 
fessors, Trinity Methodist Church, Faculty 
Club, American Library Association, Ohio 
Folklore Society, and other organizations. 
He and Mrs. Branscomb have four children: 
Lewis Capers, III, aged 10; Ralph, aged 
nine; Carol Jean, aged five; and Lawrence, 
aged two. 

ELLSWORTH B. DeCORSE of 215 North 
Tyrone Road, Baltimore 12, Md., is presi- 
dent of Smith and DeCorse Corporation, 
5106 York Road, Baltimore 12. He belongs 
to American Concrete Institute, Engineer's 
Club, and the Presbyterian Church. He and 
Mrs. DeCorse have two sons: Richard, aged 
12; and Robert, 10. 

MAURICE F. DUTTERA is manager of 
Coca-Cola Bottling Company West Point, 
Ga., where he makes his home at 1101 4th 
Avenue. He is a steward and teacher of the 
Methodist Church, a member of the Lions 
Club, and of the School Board. He and 
Mrs. Duttera have two sons: Maurice Julian, 
Jr., aged 11; and James Thomas, aged 

Ellis and Company, Inc., Clayton, N. C. He 
and Mrs. Ellis have three children: Ann, 
15; Elton W., Jr., 13; and Susan, five. 
He is chairman of Johnston County Welfare 
Board, a member of Johnston County Board 
of Education, and president of Clayton 
Merchants Association. He is also past 
president of the Lions Club, past Chancellor 
Commander of the Knights of Pythias, and 
a member of Clayton Baptist Church. 

WAITE C. HAMRICK, JR. of Gaffney, 
S. C. is in petroleum distribution, wholesale 
auto parts, and petroleum transportation 
with Citizens Oil Company, Citizens Trans- 
port Company, and Motor Parts and Supply 
Company. He was mayor of Gaffney from 
1946-48, a member of the City Council from 

1936-48, and chairman of the board of 
trustees of Cherokee County Schools from 
1952 to date. He is deacon and treasurer 
of First Baptist Church, past president of 
Gaffney Rotary Club, and a Mason. He 
and Mrs. Hamrick have three daughters: 
Barbara, aged 15; Brenda, aged 11; and 
Florence, aged six. 

BEN H.) lives at Whitakers, N. C, where 
she belongs to the Junior Civic Club, Home 
Demonstration Club, the P.T.A., Nash-Edge- 
combe County Association of Duke Alumni, 
Community Concert Series in Rocky Mount, 
Red Cross, and the Methodist Church. In 
addition, she is a member of the N. C. 
Democratic Executive Committee from 
Nash County and the Board of Managers 
of the N. C. Congress of Parents and Teach- 
ers. She and Mr. Neville have two children, 
Mary Anne, age 10, and Ben H., Jr., age 6. 
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Va., and resides at 287 W. Main Street, Dan- 
ville. He belongs to the Society of the Cin- 
cinnati in the State of Virginia, and the 
Kiwanis Club. He and Mrs. Riekman have 
one daughter, Catherine, aged five. 


DR. KYLE E. BLACK of Oak Eoad, Coun- 
try Club, Salisbury, N. C, practices surgery 
with offices in the Medical Arts Building. 
He belongs to the American Board of Sur- 
gery, American College of Surgeons, North 
Carolina Medical Society, and Kiwanis Club. 
He and Mrs. Black have three children: 
Pamela Ann, 11; William Reid, four; and 
Kyle Emerson, three. 

WAYNE B. DUTTERA is manager of 
Jacksonville, Fla., Mail Order Warehouse of 
Sears, Roebuck and Company, 106 Stockton 
Street, Jacksonville. He, Mrs. Duttera, and 
their son, Wayne B., Jr., aged five, reside 
at 4351 Worth Drive, East, Jacksonville. 
Mr. Duttera belongs to First Methodist 
Church, San Jose Country Club, and Ye 
Mystic Revellers. 

CLARENCE) '34, A.M. '38 and Dr. Gohdes, 
professor of American literature at Duke, 
make their home at 2614 Stuart Drive, 
Durham. They have two daughters, Betsy, 
aged 11, and Dorothy, aged six. She is a 
member or the League of Women Voters 
and the Reviewer's Club. 

GEORGE T. LAWYER is administrator of 
Alamance County Hospital, Burlington, N. 
C, where he resides on Graham-Hopedale 
Road. He is a member of the Episcopal 
Church, Rotary Club, American Business 
Club, American College of Hospital Admini- 
strators, American Hospital Association, and 
North Carolina Hospital Association. He 
and Mrs. Lawyer have two daughters, Mary 
Patricia, aged eight, and Alice Irene, aged 

HENRY J. MaeDONALD '34, A.M. '40, 
superintendent of New Bern City Schools, 
makes his home at 1607 Tryon Road, New 
Bern, N. C. He belongs to many organiza- 
tions, including the Masons and Rotary 
Club, and is on the Board of Directors of 
the TJ.S.O. and Red Cross. He and Mrs. 
MacDonald have one son, Henry J., Jr., 
aged 10. 

ALBERT B. MEANS, JR. is associated with 
the Mack Motor Truck Corp., as manager of 
National and Fleet Sales, 2647 E. York 
Street, Philadelphia 26, Pa. He, Mrs. 
Means and their seven year old daughter, 
Margaret reside at 2723 Woodleigh Road, 
Havertown, Pa. 

CLEMENTS MUSTARD '35 live at 17 
Thoreau Drive, Bethesda 14, Md., while he is 
district manager of Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 
1346 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, 6, D. 
C. They have two children: James A., Ill, 
10 ; and Nancy, aged 15. He is a member 
of Kenwood Country Club, Ponte Vedra 
Club, Cape Fear Club, University Club, 
National Securitv Industrial Association, 

American Ordnance Association, Quarter 
Master Association, Railway Air Condition- 
ing Club, Society of Industrial Packaging 
and Material Handling Engineers, and 
Southern and Southwestern Railroad Club. 

C. E. (GENE) PHILLIPS, JR. of 1307 
Virginia Avenue, Durham, is a realtor with 
C. E. Phillips and Sons, Inc., selling, rent- 
ing, appraising, and insuring all types of 
real estate. He will teach a short course in 
real estate selling at a one-week Institute 
School conducted by the N. C. Association 
of Real Estate Boards at U.N.C. in Chapel 
Hill. He has taken a course in real estate 
appraising at M.I.T., and will take another 
at Northwestern University. He and Mrs. 
Phillips have two daughters : Alice Caroline, 
aged 11; and Priscilla Ellen, aged nine. 

E. CARL PRATT '34, A.M. '42 owns and 
operates Textile Mills Sales Room, 4351 S. 
Main Street Extension, Winston-Salem, N. 
C, where he lives at 2419 Lynhurst Avenue. 
He and Mrs. Pratt have one son, Ellis Carl, 
Jr., age 16. 

minister of the Methodist church in Broad- 
way, N. C. He belongs to Broadway Lions 
Club, the Masons, the American Association 
of University Professors, Mu Alpha Nu, 
honorary anthropology society. Originally 
studying history, he has written several 
articles on religion and history. 

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GRAHAM MacFARLANE and Harriet 
Simes of Brockport, N. Y., were married at 
Colgate-Rochester Divinity School in Roch- 
ester, N. Y., on April 17, and visited the 
Alumni Office on their wedding trip. They 
live at 369 Sagamore Drive, Rochester, 
where he is a manufacturer of plastic but- 

vard Road, Linden, N. J., has been appoint- 
ed assistant prosecutor of Union County, 
N. J. He and Mrs. Weidenburner have 
two children, Bruce, age six, and Jan, age 

family live at 1686 Eleanor Avenue, Saint 
Paul, Minn. Her husband, Seymour Verhey, 
a graduate of Northwestern, is in the 
optical business with her father. A picture 
of the Verhey's four sons, Bobby, 9, Jimmy, 
5, Tommy, 3, and Teddy, 1, is on the Sons 
and Daughters Page this month. 


M.D. '40 has resigned his position as associ- 
ate superintendent and medical director of 
North Carolina Sanatorium at McCain, N. 
C, to enter the private practice of medicine 
in Southern Pines, N. C. He will remain 
as consultant to the Sanatorium. He, MRS. 
HIATT (SARA RANKIN) '38, and their 
two children make their home at 208 S. W. 
Broad, Southern Pines. 

signed to the U. S. Air Force Hospital in 
Wiesbaden, Germany, as a field director for 
the American Red Cross. Her first overseas 
assignment, she previously served at a num- 
ber of military installations in the South- 
eastern states. Before joining the Red 
Cross, she was a case worker for the Iredell 
County Department of Public Welfare, 
Statesville, N. G, for five years. 
R. VAIL B.S.E.E. of 900 Dacian Avenue, 
Durham, announce the birth of a son, 
Theodore Wakefield, on Mar. 25. They also 
have a daughter, Helen Winifred, aged 11, 
and a son, Charles Wilson, aged six. Mr. 
Vail is associate professor of electrical 
engineering in the Duke College of Engi- 

Little Pamela Anne Jenkinson, 4, and Susan 
Ellen Jenkinson, 1, whose picture is on the 
Sons and Daughters Page this month, are 
daughters of RICHARD D. JENKINSON, 
JR. of 13 Stratford Road, Ben Avon, Pitts- 
burgh 2, Pa. Dick is with the Pittsburgh 
Steele Co. 


FRANK T.) and Mr. Russell live at Wing 
Haven, Cockeysville, Md. She is director 
of the Community Center, and he is manager 
of a furniture store. 

JAMES N.) and Mr. Speiden, who were 
married on Oct. 4, 1952, reside at 24 Dor- 
chester Road, Snyder, N. Y. Mr. Speiden 
is a market analyst. 

LIAM L. STOCKS, JR. B.S. have a daugh- 
ter, Susan, born Feb. 24. They make their 
home at 5433 Woodcrest Drive, Minnea- 
polis, 10, Minn., where he is General Traffic 
Manager for Northwestern Bell Telephone 

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(CAROLYN WICHUM) announce the 
birth of a daughter, Carol Patricia, on Mar. 
15. The family makes its home at 421 
Hubbell Avenue, Syracuse 4, N. Y. 
The address of MATT B. MURFREE is 
141 Cherry Lane, Murfreesboro, Tenn. He 
and Mrs. Murfree have two sons: Matt, 
III, age eight; and Bob Bell, age five. 
LEVY, B.S. '47 and their two daughters, 
Arlynn Rose, 4%, and Marcia Terry, 3 
(see Sons and Daughters Page) live at 901 
Irvington Rd., Chester, Pa. Leonard owns 
and operates a shoe store there. 


ceived the degree of Doctor of Literature 
from the University of Tulsa (Oklahoma) 


June, 1953 

on June 1. The University, which has been 
in existence for 60 years, has conferred less 
than 40 honorary degrees of all kinds, in- 
cluding six Literature Degrees. Dr. Crutch- 
field is pastor of McFarlin Memorial 
Methodist Church, University Boulevard at 
Apache, Norman, Okla. 

married to Rosalind Kahn Sidenberg on 
April 17, in San Mateo, Calif. They make 
their home at 1969 Clay Street, San Fran- 
cisco, Calif. 

331 Donaghey Building, Box 2845, Little 



been in the Foreign Service of the United 
States for the past eight years and is cur- 
rently Vice-Consul at Frankfort, Germany. 
She served first at Algiers, then Brussels. 
Her address is c/o American Consulate 
General, APO 757 e/o Postmaster, New 
York, N. Y. 

JOHN M. DOZIER and Mrs. Dozier of 
2111 Ruffin Street, Durham, announce the 
birth of a son, Christopher Cutler, on Mar. 
20. Thej r have another son, James Evans. 
Mr. Dozier is assistant to Vice President of 
the University Charles E. Jordan. 
ALBERT RUSS LANDERS resides at 350 
South Fuller Avenue, Los Angeles, Calif., 
where he is a film director for American 
Broadcasting Company, ABC Television 
Center, Hollywood 27, Calif. 
ALLAN GERALD) and Mr. McTaggart, 
who were married Aug. 27, 1952, live at 
298 Lexington Avenue, Buffalo 22, N. Y. 
She is a librarian and Mr. McTaggart, a 
graduate of Proll Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y., 
is an architect. 

EDWIN H. MULFORD, II, M.D. recently 
moved his office for the practice of neu- 
rological surgery to 144 Golden Hill Street, 
Bridgeport, Conn. His home address is 
75 Puritan Road, Fairfield, Conn. 


BRUCE B.) and Dr. Blackmon of Buie's 
Creek, N. C, are the parents of a daughter, 
Elizabeth Lawrence, born April 9. They 
have another daughter, Lelia Annette. 
become a member of the law firm of Hun- 
ton, Williams, Anderson, Gay and Moore, 
Richmond, Va. He and MRS. BLANCH- 
ARD (FRANCES HALLUM) '43 reside at 
5305 Tuckahoe Avenue in Richmond. 
has been named director of the Denver Re- 
search Institute of the University of Den- 
ver, He joined that faculty in 1947 and 
became assistant director of the Institute 
in 1948. 

RELL READ make their home at 5116 
Crestwood Drive, Little Rock, Ark. He is 
a dealer in cottonseed meal, pellets, hulls, 
and soybean meal in car lots, with offices at 

A second son, Christopher Randall, was born 
A.M. '44 and FRANK H. FIELD '43, A.M. 
'44, Ph.D. '48. They make their home at 
112 N. Holly Drive, Baytown, Tex., where 
Dr. Field is a research chemist with Humble 
Oil and Refining Company. 
GALT '46 live in Glen Moore, Pa., where he 
is in partnership with his brother. They 
own and operate Keystone Trappe Rock 
Company, which quarries and crushes stone 
for road construction. 

at 7809 Elm Avenue, Philadelphia, 18 Pa. 
He is a lawyer associated with the firm of 
Barnes, Dechert, Price, Myers and Rhoads, 
in Philadelphia. 

The address of KAY DUNKELBERGER 
HART '43, A.M. '50 and THOMAS G. 
HART, JR. '44, LL.B. '50 is 4044 Rochelle 
Drive, Dallas, Tex. He is in Contracts 
Administration of Chance Vought Aircraft, 
and she is busy with their two children. 
PHEN C. HARWARD live at 1614 Dela- 
ware, Avenue, Durham. He is a Certified 
Public Accountant "pushing a big lead 

HESS '49 make their -home at 2604A Sky- 
lark Boulevard, Mobile, Ala. He is person- 
nel manager for Sears-Roebuck. 
ARTHUR J. MeGRANE B.S.C.E. reside at 
1428 Chelsea Street, Winston-Salem, N. C, 
witli their three children, Margaret Rose, 
aged six; Joseph Byron, aged four; and 
Rosalie Grayson, aged one year. He is an 
engineer for R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Com- 
pany, Winston-Salem. 

lives at Foundation Apartments A-18, Gal- 
veston, Tex., and is head nurse of a 25- 
bed pediatric ward at John Sealy Hospital. 
On May 13 she sailed for Europe for a 
two-month trip. 

MANSFIELD RANKIN '47 reside at 2310 
Woodrow Street, Durham. He does general 
office work at Liggett and Myers Tobacco 

B. SMITH live at 2255 Onslow Drive, Jack- 
sonville, N. C. He is a major in the U. S. 
Marine Corps and is officer in charge of 
N. C. O. Leadership School at Camp Le- 
jeune, N. C, and she is a housewife in 
charge of three boys, a dog, and a bird. 

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teaching biological sciences at Arcadia High 
School in September. 

(MRS. W. J.) and Mr. Debaney reside at 
1360 Lake Shore Drive, Apt. 711, Chicago, 

Mrs. Dillon have a daughter, Mary Molly, 
born Mar. 22, in Raleigh, N. C. 
LEONARD C. EVERSON, an attorney on 
the staff of the office of the General Counsel, 
Ford Motor Company, Ford International, 
445 Park Avenue, New York, N. Y., makes 
his home at 31 Washington Square, New 
York 11. 

Hillsboro, N. C, recently took a walking 
tour of England, returning to London for 
the Coronation. Now she is in Edinburgh, 
Scotland, from where she plans to tour the 
Scandinavian countries, Switzerland, Ger- 
many, and France. Mail sent to 305 Bath 
Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, England, e/o 
Miss Doreen Evans, will be forwarded to 

The new address of EDWARD L. JOHN- 
JOHNSON '45 is 1330 Michigan Avenue, 
Dallas 16, Tex. 

lives at 815 Demerius Street, Durham, and 
is associated with Charles Haynes, Jr. Con- 
struction Company. 

'45 > 

H. CRANE give as their address, Box 121, 
Claremont, Calif., where he will begin 

R, DELBERT BYRUM B.D. has been elect- 
ed to the staff of the Methodist General 
Board of Education, and gives as his new 
mailing address, 4012 Woodmont Boulevard, 
Nashville, Tenn. He serves in the Depart- 
ment of Leadership Education, having ad- 
ministrative responsibility for Methodist 
leadership training schools at the confer- 
ence, district, community, and local church 
level, and he also is responsible for the 
certification of deans of the schools. 
USNR, and Mrs. Moen have a daughter, 
Karen Elizabeth, born Mar. 10. They live 
at 5302 Janice Circle, Jacksonville 5, Fla., 
while he is on active duty with the U. S. 
Navy at the Naval Air Station in Jackson- 

B. FRANK SEDWICK, who recently re- 
ceived a PH.D. degree in Spanisli and 
Italian from the University of Southern Cal- 
ifornia, teaches those languages at the Naval 
Academy, finishing out his two years of 
recall duty as a lieutenant in the Naval 
Reserve. He and Mrs. Sedwick have two 
children: Eric, aged two; and Lyn, aged 
eight months. The family reside at 4 Syl- 
crest Court, Annapolis, Md. 
The day JOHN R. BLAKE, JR., '45, M.D. 
'50, B.S.M. '52, graduated from Medical 
School he and ANN BRABHAM, R.N. '47, 
were married. Since August 1952 he has 
been in the Air Force, stationed at Beale 
Air Force Base, Marysville, Calif., as a 
captain in the Medical Corps. He and Ann 

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have a son, John R. Blake III, whose picture 
is on the Sons and Daughters Page of this 

JAMES A. BORBERLY and his wife Marie 
undoubtedly hold the record for children. 
There is a picture of them with their seven 
children (born in eight years) on the Sons 
and Daughters Page this month and what 
a handsome family they are. They live at 
88 Guilden St., New Brunswick, N. J. Jim 
is assistant to the manager of the furniture 
department of Sears, Roebuck and Co. there. 


RICHARD I. BROOKS, whose wife and 
children, Richard I., Ill, and Lome, live 
at 2314 Hopkins Street, National City, 
Calif., is aboard the U.S.S. Segundo, a 
submarine, in Japanese waters. 
her husband JAMES H. CORBITT resides 
at 2612 Lawndale Avenue, Durham, where 
she is editor of Erwin Chatter, published by 
Erwin Mills. 

JOHN P. DORSEY is a truck salesman for 
International Harvester Company in Fargo, 
N. D., and lives at 1241 N. 9th Street, 

DOMENICO C. FRATE B.S. currently is 
stationed at the IT. S. Naval Radio Station, 
Cheltenham, Md. He and his wife have two 
children, D. C, Jr., aged four, and Ellen 
Mary, aged two, and the family lives at 
301 Hornel Street, Baltimore, 24, Md. 
EDGAR B. HUCKABEE and Mrs. Huek- 
abee of 4716 W. Franklin Avenue, Rich- 
mond, Va., announce the birth of a daugh- 
ter, Teresa Lawrence, on April 16. He is 
with Liggett-Myers Tobacco Company. 
J. EDWARD PETERS B.S.. who gives as 
his address, Box 561, Easton, Md., is mana- 
ger for the Hecht Company there. He and 
his wife have a 3 year old son. 
'48 of 503 Woodvale Avenue, Chattanooga, 
Tenn., is a civil engineer for Tennessee Val- 
ley Authority. 


EDITH P. BAILEY, 430 N. Blount Street, 
Raleigh, N. C, is secretary to Bailey and 
Bailey, attorneys, Security Bank Building. 
C. W. DUGGINS M.Ed las been appointed 
superintendent of Oxford, N. C, city schools 
for a two-year term beginning July 1. He 
formerly was principal of Shelby, N. C. 
High School and in the Durham school 

A.M. '49, Ph.D. '52 teaches in the Depart- 
ment of Physics at Illinois Wesleyan Uni- 
versity, Bloomington, 111. He visited Duke 
during the Spring. 

live at 123 Lafayette Avenue, Villa Head- 
quarters, Martinsville, Va., where he is dis- 
trict commercial manager for Appalachian 
Electric Power Company. They have three 

children: Nancy Patricia, aged three; John 
Willis, Jr., aged two; and Thomas Alton, 
aged eight months. 

ARTHUR R. WILKIE, JR., 59 Waddell 
Road, Manchester, Conn., has announced the 
opening of his insurance agency in Man- 
chester. For the past four years Mr. Wilkie 
has been a special agent in Connecticut. He 
and Mrs. Wilkie have two children. 
B.D., is the father of little Michael' Monroe 
Adamson, 2%, whose picture is on the Sons 
and Daughters Page of this issue. Jack is 
superintendent of Bonny Oaks school, an 
orphanage in Chattanooga, Term. 
Tom E. Stanley, Jr., whose picture is on 
the Sons and Daughters Page, is the son 
and Thomas E. Stanley. Their address is 
1807 W. Smallwood Drive, Raleigh, N. C. 
EUGENE A. MADLON, B.S.E.E. '47, and 
their small daughter, Patty (see Sons and 
Daughters Page) live at 45 Norman Rd., 
M.R. 47, Binghamton, N. Y. Gene is an 
instructor at the International Business 
Machines school in Endicott, N. Y. 


VIC CORRADO B.S.E.E. and his wife of 
9 Temple Street Williston Park, N. Y., have 
one child, Thomas Victor, aged four. He is 
project engineer in Research and Develop- 
ment for Mergenthaler Linotype Company 
in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

FRED HARWOOD and Mrs. Harwood, who 
were married Sept. 27, 1952, in First Church 
of Christ, Congregational, in Longmeadow, 
Mass., make their home at 199 Emerson 
Street, Springfield, Mass. He is with Mas- 
sachusetts Mutual Insurance Company in the 
Home Office. 

CHAPMAN KELLER B.S. '49 are the 
parents of a daughter, Leslie Carol, born 
Nov. 11, 1952. They give as their address, 
Box 351, Summerton, S. C. 
EELMAN MARTIN have a son, Thomas 
Norton, Jr., born Jan. 15. Mr. Martin is 
an insurance agent and part owner of a 
general merchandising store. Their address 
is Box 211, Oak Hill, W. Va. 
B.) and Mr. Sides of 507 Washington 
Street, Bath, Me., announce the birth of 
their first child, Karen Miller, on April 16. 
NESS KIRK with their family, live at 103 
Allendale Drive in Nashville, Tenn. Bill 
is sales promotion supervisor for the Nash- 
ville district of the International Harvester 
Co. The Kirks have two daughters, Patricia 
Ann, who is nearly 3, and Mary Anne, 18 
months old, whose picture is on the Sons and 
Daughters Page this month. 


ried June 28, 19o2, make their home at 919 
Greenridge Road, Jacksonville 7, Fla. 
to Dorothy DeVoe Bullard on April 18 in 
Washington Street Methodist Church, Co- 
lumbia, S. C. They reside at 1625 Heywood 
Street, Columbia, where he is with Alaster 
G. Furman Company, dealing with stocks 
and bonds. 

(MRS. M. STEELE) and Mr. Hays, who 
were married Nov. 1, 1952 in Emmanuel 
Episcopal Church, Webster Groves, Mo., live 
at 601 Ridgeway, Little Rock, Ark. Mr. 
Hays is practicing law. 
EARLE W. PAYLOR, JR. B.D. and Mrs. 
Paylor, of 1634 Wake Forest Drive, Rich- 
mond, Va., are the parents of a son, David 
King, born March 7. Mr. Paylor is pastor 
of Christ Methodist Church. 
A son, Hugh Lloyd III, was born Mar. 29 
live in U-4 Raleigh Apartments, Raleigh, 
N. C. Mr. Stone is a engineer with South- 
ern School Supply Company. 


ALBERT P. CLINE, JR. and Mrs. Cline 
are the parents of a son, Nick Purcell, born 
April 13. They live at 20-B Glen Lennox, 
Chapel Hill, N. C, where he is in dentistry 
school at the University of North Carolina. 
seniors in Duke medical school, were married 
in First Presbyterian Church, Burlington, 
N. C, on Mar. 22. They make their home 
at 3004 Roxboro Road, Durham. 
ROBERT B. GIBSON and Mrs. Gibson, of 
5000 Valley Stream Road, Charlotte, N. C, 
have a son, Robert Bruce, Jr., age six 
months. Bob is in the sales division of the 
North Carolina district of General Electric 
Supply Company. 

GEORGE R, WAGONER, an accountant 
with E. I. DuPont de Nemours, Wilmington, 
Del., lives at 120 Lea Road, Manor Park, 
New Castle, Del. He and Mrs. Wagoner 
are the parents of a son, George R., Jr., 
born Feb. 9. 

WILLIAM L. WATTS resides at 304 W. 
89th Street, Apt. 1A, New York 24, N. Y., 
where he is with Philip Morris in the sales 
promotion department. He did graduate 
work in industrial and labor relations at 
Cornell University in 1951-52. 


JACK W.) and Mr. Darby, who were mar- 

Announcement has been received of the mar- 
Earl Mulitz on Mar. 22 in Miami Beach, 
Fla. They make their home at 3511 Daven- 
port Street, N. W., Washington, D. C, Apt. 
506, where Mr. Mulitz, a graduate of Mary- 
land University, is co-owner of Potomac 
Iron Works, Inc. 


June, 1953 

and Mrs. Lucas, whose address is Cor. Pine 
and Folger Streets, Clemson, S. C, announce 
the birth of their second daughter, Pamela 
Howerton, on Mar. 31. He is an engineer 
with Doering-Miliken Research Trust. 

DONALD M. STEARNS LL.B. live at 1416 
•Kanawha Street, Hyattsville, Md. He is 
an attorney in the office of Counsel, Bureau 
of Supplies and Accounts, 2113 Main Navy 
Building, Washington, D.C. 

Stringfellow, who were married Sept. 13, 
1952, reside at 68 Fifth Avenue, New York, 
N. Y. She is an advertising copywriter 
with J. Walter Thompson Company, 420 
Lexington Avenue, and he is an artist with 
Collier's Magazine. Mr. Stringfellow at- 
tended Emory University and the University 
of Florida. 

JOHN H. SYKES, of 907 Maple St., Bur- 
lington, N. C, was inducted into the Armed 
Forces on April 3. At the time of his in- 
duction he was taking the 15 months course 
in the Physical Therapy Division of the 
Duke School of Medicine. 

A daughter, Frances Wannamaker, was born 
MER B.S.E.E. of 8008 Diggs Road, Nor- 
folk 5, Va. Little Frances is the grand- 
daughter of W. HERBERT SMITH '23 of 
Clover, S. C. 



B.S.C.E. and Mrs. Carver, of Rougemont, 
N. C, have a second child, Marvin Jefferson, 
III, born Dec. 25, 1952. Their daughter, 
Connie, is two years old. 

SANDRA S. FABER, Apt. IB, 1227 Madi- 
son Avenue, New York, N. Y., is a steward- 
ess for Pan-American World Airways. 

Newest arrival at the home of SPENCER 
R. GARRETT M.D. and Mrs. Garrett is 
Spencer Roberts, Jr., born Nov. 29, in Duke 
Hospital, where Dr. Garrett is located. The 
Garrett's live in University Apartments, 

Sybil Ruth White was married to RALPH 
JOHN NEAL B.S.E.E. on April 4 at the 
bride's home in Durham. They are living 
in Durham where he is associated with 
Wright's Machinery Company and she is 
employed by the Trust Department of Dur- 
ham Bank and Trust Company. 

moved to Atwater Farm, North Road, 
Chester, N. J., and works in the Bell Tele- 
phone Laboratory in Murray Hill, N. J. 

were united in marriage April 3, at First 
Presbyterian Church, Orlando, Fla. They 
reside in Arlington, Va., and both are em- 
ployed with the National Security Agency. 


Dr. John Henry Highsmith '00, who had 
been director of the Division of Instruction- 
al Service for the State Department of 
Public Instruction since 1932, died at his 
home at 832 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, 
N. C, on May 8. 

Dr. Highsmith received his doctorate in 
education in 1934 from Wake Forest Col- 
lege, and a doctor of letters and law degree 
from Catawba College in 1925. 

He began his career in 1901 as principal 
of the Durham grammar school. In 1906, 
he became profesfeor of philosophy and 
Bible at Meredith College, and in 1907 
moved to Wake Forest College as professor 
of education and philosophy. He remained 
there until 1917, resigning to become a 
member of the State Board of Examiners 
and Institutional Conductors. 

From 1920 to 1932 he was State high 
school supervisor. He had served as presi- 
dent of the North Carolina Education As- 
sociation and as vice president of the 
Southern Association of Colleges and Second- 
ary Schools. He was a Mason and a 

Among his survivors are his wife, Kate 
M. Herring Highsmith '06, and a daughter, 
Katherine Highsmith Holoman (Mrs. W. 
Kern) '43. 


Rev. William Cecil Jones '02, retired 
Methodist minister of 1321 North Elm 

Street, Greensboro, N. C, succumbed April 

He had served pastorates in Albemarle, 
Concord, Charlotte, Tryon, Boone, James- 
town, Gibsonville, Ruffin, Bayboro, and 
Milton, all in North Carolina. He was 
editor and publisher of the Caswell Mes- 
senger in Yanceyville, N. C, for eight years. 

Surviving are his wife; one brother, B. 
W. Jones of Schenectady, N. Y., and three 
sisters, Misses May Jones, Lucy Jones '14, 
and Helen Jones, all of Greensboro. 


Sydnor Jerman Borden '14 died March 
31 in Columbia, S. C, where he was district 
manager for the B. T. Babbitt Company, 
Inc. He lived in Columbia for 19 years, 
and was a native of Goldsboro, N. C. 

Active in Wesley Memorial Church, he 
formerly was a member of the board of 
stewards and at the time of his death was 
a treasurer of the church school. He was 
on the committee of ushers and was a 

He is survived by his widow, five daugh- 
ters, two sons, two stepsons, and 14 grand- 


Devere C. Lentz '22, prominent Asheville, 
N. C, attorney, died May 1, after being in 
poor health for several years. 

In Asheville since 1926, Mr. Lentz was 
assistant corporation counsel for the city 
from January, 1929, until April, 1932. He 
had been active in political and civic affairs 
in Asheville for a great many years. 

Among his survivors is a brother, L. A. 
Lentz '22. 

Miss Evelyn Barnes, House Counselor, Succumbs 

Miss Evelyn Barnes, house counselor of 
Alspaugh House, Duke University, died June 
1 at Duke Hospital, following an illness of 
several months. 

A house counselor at Duke University for 
22 years, Miss Barnes was a contralto soloist 
with the Duke University Chapel Choir for 
many years and did solo work with other 
church choirs throughout the State, Her 
most recent church position was contralto 
soloist at the Trinity Methodist Church, 

Two years after coming to Duke, she 
helped form the Music Study Club and 
subsequently became its faculty leader. Also 
she directed the Woman's College orchestra 
for eight years before its union with the 
men's orchestra on West Campus. 

Among Miss Barnes' services to the Uni- 
versity was her association with Sandals, 
women's sophomore honorary. Assisting in 
its organization, she served as its first ad- 
visor. Also she is credited with the initia- 
tive for converting the Ark from a gymnasi- 

um to its present status as a recreation hall. 

An honarary member of Phi Kappa Delta, 
senior women's honorary sorority, Miss 
Barnes came to Duke in the fall of 1931. 
Prior to becoming associated with the Uni- 
versity, she was director of Girls' Work at 
the First Presbyterian Church in Greens- 
boro, N. C. Prior to that time she was 
music supervisor in the high schools of 
Charlotte, N. C. 

A native of Amelia, Va., Miss Barnes 
received her academic and musical training 
at the Farmville, Va., State Teachers' Col- 
lege and from several well-known musical 

The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. 
W. W. Barnes of Amelia, she is survived 
by a brother, J. Foster Barnes, director of 
choral music at Duke ; and six sisters, 
Miss Mabel Barnes of Petersburg, Va. ; 
Mrs. T. D. Newell Jr. of Charlotte; Mrs. 
B. F. Lowry of Richmond, Va.; Mrs. Hoy 
Wilson, Miss Marian Barnes and Miss 
Elizabeth Barnes, all of Amelia. 

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(MRS. G. W.) '37 

Camilla Ritchie Wharton (Mrs. G. W.) 
'37 of 1202 Oval Drive, Durham, wife of 
Dr. G. W. Wharton, associate professor of 
zoology at Duke, succumbed May 3, after 
a short illness. 

Mrs. Wharton was active in the religious 
and civic life of Durham, was a member of 
the Junior League, vice president of the E. 
K. Powe Teacher's Association, advisor to 
the Pan Hellenic Council at the Woman's 
College of Duke, a member of the Lutheran 
Church, Binghamton, N. Y., and a teacher 
in the church school of St. Philip's Episcopal 
Church of Durham. 

Among her survivors are her husband, 
Dr. G. W. Wharton B.S. '35, Ph.D. '39, and 
three children. 


Arthur L. Wiley, Jr. '38, 4912 N. 26th 
Street, Arlington, Va., died on March 2 of 
cancer after several months' illness. 

After leaving Duke, Mr. Wiley worked 
in Washington, D. C, as a distributor's 
salesman for Armstrong Cork Company and 
Mohawk Carpet Mills. 

Survivors are his wife, Elizabeth Bogert 
Wiley '38; and three children; Bob, aged 
11, Betty Jo, aged 10, and Barbara, aged 
seven; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. 
L. Wiley of Atlanta, Ga. 


William C. Cozart '42, assistant secretary 
of the Durham Life Insurance Company 
of Raleigh, N. C, succumbed April 13, at 
his home at 2419 Anderson Drive, Raleigh, 
after a three-year illness. 

After graduating from Duke, for several 
years he represented the company in various 
eastern North Carolina cities. In 1946 
he was transferred back to Raleigh from 
Kinston, N. C. 

He was prominent in Junior Chamber of 
Commerce activities, was a member of the 
Lions Club, and a member of the board of 
stewards of Edenton Street Methodist 

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. David L. Cozart, with whom he made 
his home, a brother, D. L. Cozart, Jr. '38, 
and a sister. 


Fred E. Hummel, Jr. '46, second lieu- 
tenant in the United States Air Force, was 
killed at Nellis Air Force Base, Sept. 4, 
1952, the Alumni Office recently learned. 
He was a jet pilot. 

Among his survivors are his parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. Fred Hummel of Appomattox 
Street, Hopewell, Va. 

KEITH W. JAMES A.M. '49 and 

Keith W. James A.M. '49 and Mary Helen 
Culbreth James '50 were fatally injured in 
Waco, Tex., May 11, when debris from a 

crumbling building fell on their car during 
the recent tornado. 

Mr. James was an associate professor at 
Baylor University in Waco, and was study- 
ing for his doctorate in philosophy at the 
time of the accident. They were both 
members of First Baptist Church in Waco. 

Among Mrs. James' survivors are her 
parents, Carl C. '26 and Mrs. Culbreth of 
1010 Edith Street, Durham, a sister, Caro- 
lyn E. Culbreth, a student at Duke, and 
three uncles, E. L. Culbreth '17 of Raleigh, 
N. C, R. B. Culbreth of Sneads Ferry, N. 
C, and W. B. Culbreth '30 of Atlanta, Ga. 

Mr. James is survived by his mother, Mrs. 
M. L. James of Oakboro, N. C, three broth- 
ers, and one sister. 


Edward P. Connors '54, of the United 
States Marine Corps, was killed May 5 in 
an accident on maneuvers in the Hawaiian 
area. He j